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ArchWeek Residential 2010.0520

Postby Kevin » Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

ArchWeek Residential brings you housing news and analysis weekly from the editors of ArchitectureWeek.

In-depth coverage of AIA Housing Awards is our cover story, including this gem...

"In expanding a 1939 Cape Cod-style home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, VJAA was challenged to deliver a highly energy-efficient structure that also improved the house's connections to its site on the Mississippi River.

"The resulting T42 House addition helps reorient the house to the south for winter daylighting and passive solar heating, and to capture summer breezes while blocking winter winds. The project created a new master bedroom, multipurpose dining area and library, two bathrooms, and a new patio, and also included remodeling the existing 1,170-square-foot (109-square-meter) house..."

AIA Housing Awards 2010 - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0512

Residential Design and Building News
Architectural Anorexia - BusinessWeek, 2010.0519 ... rexia.html

Thousands Miss Leaky Home Deal -, 2010.0518 ... -home-deal

Govt to Watch for Leaky Home Repair Rip-Offs -, 2010.0518 ... fs-3547131

New Mexico's First Affordable Housing Designed to Achieve LEED Platinum - PR Web, 2010.0518 ... 996944.htm

Housing Market Diagnosis: Bipolar -, 2010.0517 ... direction/

Toll Brothers Board Elects Yearley New CEO - Associated Press, 2010.0517 ... AD9FOSIJO0

Lowe's Profit Beats Expectations, but Forecast Falls Short - MarketWatch, 2010.0517 ... 2010-05-17

7 Reasons Banks Reject Mortgage Applications, and How to Get Approved - Wallet Pop, 2010.0517

Fannie Mae at Forefront of Credit Crisis - Epoch Times, 2010.0517

Builders in U.S. Turn Less Pessimistic as Sales Rise - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0517

Homebuilder Confidence at 2-1/2 Year High in May - ABC News, 2010.0517

Scottish Housing Market in Slow Recovery - BBC, 2010.0517

Accredited Home, Young, Aleris, Parking: Bankruptcy - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0517 l

Architect's Lake County Gem on Shaky Ground - Daily Herald, 2010.0517

Old Has Become the New Sustainability - Star Press, 2010.0516 ... ON/5160316

Government Needs Strict Rules before Homeowners Can Safely Go Green - Toronto Star, 2010.0516 ... cle/810159

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Applying for Mortgage? Starting June 1, Another Credit Screening - Washington Post, 2010.0515 ... 00422.html

Groups Start Web Site to Help S.F. Home Buyers - San Francisco Chronicle, 2010.0515 ... ness&tsp=1

A Second Home Accommodates All in Beautiful Comfort - Seattle Times, 2010.0515 ... nwl16.html

Planning Out Your Home Building Can Save Money, but Maybe Not Time - Washington Post, 2010.0515 ... 00393.html

Quebec Family Dies as Home Vanishes into Crater - New York Times, 2010.0513 ... anada.html

Crisis Cut U.S. Minority Mortgage Access: Study - Reuters, 2010.0513

Seeing White Brick Buildings in a New Light - New York Times, 2010.0513

New 12-Watt LED Bulbs Could Replace 425 Million 60-Watt Incandescents - Fast Company, 2010.0512

AIA Housing Awards 2010 - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0512
The Safari Drive multifamily residential complex in
downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, exemplifies a
higher-density, pedestrian-scaled alternative to the
exploding sprawl of greater Phoenix. Designed by The
Miller Hull Partnership, it succeeds as design in the
broadest sense: place-making that intertwines
architecture, planning, and landscape.

OSU Starts Construction on Living Center - Democrat Herald, 2010.0512 ... 03286.html

To Keep Busy, Many Contractors Turn to Renovations - Independent Tribune, 2010.0511

Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass Is a Southern Icon - Island Packet, 2010.0507 ... frank.html

Architect Uses Digital Tools to Design a House Made Entirely of LEGOs - Computer Graphics World, 2010.0430 ... Brick.aspx

People and Places, by Nancy Novitski
WATG in Hurghada, Egypt - Oren Safdie in New York, New York -
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in New York, New York - Middough
in Cleveland, Ohio - Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany - NBBJ
in Seattle, Washington - RTKL in Los Angeles, California -
Callison in Hangzhou, China...

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Punch Software Is Purchased by Its Distributor - World CAD Access, 2010.0519

Bentley Publishes May 2010 Annual Report - Bentley Press Release, 2010.0518 ... Report.htm

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does a sand-filter septic system work?

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