ArchWeek Residential 2010.0728

Discuss all kinds of home design and building, residential remodeling, and related topics.

ArchWeek Residential 2010.0728

Postby Kevin » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:05 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,

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

A traditional house on Cape Cod by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders shines with a rare gleam of classic elegance:

"The client for this house on Cape Cod's Crystal Lake sought a modest and sweet country abode to replace a simple old summer cottage that sat between beautiful gardens and a sweeping lawn leading to narrow frontage on the freshwater lake.

"The pastoral site and picturesque gardens suggested English countryside cottages to the architects, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders, and this was an image that captured the client's imagination.

"The efficient rectangular form is crowned with double gables that subtly curve to extend their lines gently toward the landscape and provide this house with its welcoming face.

"Porches leading to terraces are placed on the front and back of the house to provide both lake- and garden-oriented outdoor living spaces. A large screened-in porch is the dominant space, at the center of the elevation, on the lakefront side. On the entry side, two porches welcome one from the curving driveway. To the southeast is a deep porch off the dining room, while to the northwest the entry porch features a gently curving archway that marks it as the front door..."

House on Cape Cod - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0721

Discuss online here.

Residential Design and Building News
New-Home Sales in U.S. Probably Rose to Second-Lowest on Record - Bloomberg, 2010.0726 ... ecord.html

US New Home Sales Still Sluggish - BBC, 2010.0726

New Home Sales Rebound 24% - CNN, 2010.0726 ... 2010072612

Hawaiian Homeowner Watches Home Engulfed by Lava - Telegraph, 2010.0726 ... -lava.html

Singing Bell Ranch House in Hunt County Has Timeless Appeal - Dallas Morning News, 2010.0726 ... 6d973.html

In the Future, Houses Will Look More Like a Home - Florida Times-Union, 2010.0725 ... -like-home

Turtle Bay Draws Even More Than Diplomats - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0724 ... lenews_wsj

Choose Materials Carefully and Plant Fences in the Right Place - Kansas City Star, 2010.0724 ... ences.html

Housewatch: Building Green without Losing Greenbacks - Washington Post, 2010.0724 ... 00085.html

Island Millionaires Lose Fight to Build - New Zealand Herald, 2010.0724 ... d=10660884

Modern Design Meets Subdivision Living at Agave - Statesman, 2010.0724 ... 21052.html

With Silver Spring Home, Family Wins Washington Post's Mad Men Look Contest - Washington Post, 2010.0724 ... 00077.html

Green Scene: Landscaping Can Make Potential Buyers Feel Right at Home - Washington Post, 2010.0724 ... 00106.html

The Joy of Emptiness: A New York Architects Sparse Duplex - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0723 ... lenews_wsj

Milwaukee and Madison Break New Rainfall Records - Pierce County Herald, 2010.0723 ... /id/27793/

Architecture Students Find No Buyers for Green Homes - USA Today, 2010.0723 ... sas-city/1

Roosevelt Island Pitch: Better Than the 'Burbs - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0723 ... 78818.html

A.M. Stern Building Pushes the Boundary of Luxe - New York Times, 2010.0723 ... sting.html

Essex Home Evokes a 19th-Century Packet Boat - Hartford Courant, 2010.0722 ... 3723.story

Home Design Shifts Focus to Roofs, Ceilings, Storage - Baltimore Sun, 2010.0722 ... 8356.story

House on Cape Cod - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0721

In Guernsey, a Fusing of Stone and Glass - New York Times, 2010.0721 ... rnsey.html

Weak Demand, Tight Credit Keeps Builders on the Sidelines - U.S. News & World Report, 2010.0720 ... lines.html

Small Space, Big Impact - San Jose Mercury News, 2010.0720 ... ck_check=1

Ahead of the Bell: Housing Starts - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0720 ... 2N8Q81.htm

Robin's Nest: A Grande Dame Gets an Overhaul - Toronto Star, 2010.0719 ... n-overhaul

Double Dip? Seven Reasons Why Not - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0719 ... s-why-not/

Annual Home Sales, Prices 'Holding Its Own': ReMax Survey - HousingWire, 2010.0719 ... max-survey

Toll Brothers Betting on Turnaround - Portfolio, 2010.0719 ... ate-assets

Conan Doyle Expert Mounts Legal Challenge to Preserve Author's Home - Guardian, 2010.0719 ... -challenge

Toll Brothers Forms Distressed Real Estate Business - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010.0719 ... iness.html

Pricing Your Home to Sell in Today's Market - Market Watch, 2010.0719 ... =countdown

Seeking a Mortgage? Don't Get Pregnant - New York Times, 2010.0719 ... tgage.html

The Obsession with Scandinavian Style - ShelterPop, 2010.0719 ... ian-style/

Virginia Firm Unveils Prototype of 'MedCottage' Shelter for the Sick or Elderly - Washington Post, 2010.0719 ... 03132.html

The March of the McMansions - Boston Globe, 2010.0718 ... cmansions/

Housing Outlook Clouded by Expiration of Tax Credit - Market Watch, 2010.0718 ... _news_stmp

A Bainbridge Contemporary Celebrates Fresh Views - Seattle Times, 2010.0717 ... nwl18.html

Fight Now Looms over Fannie, Freddie - Wall Street Journal, 2010.0717 ... 58328.html

Hip to Be Round: Circular Homes Gaining Popularity with Eco-Conscious Buyers - Ottawa Citizen, 2010.0717 ... story.html

The Incredible Shrinking American City - Slate, 2010.0716

Experimental Dwelling on Lake Superior shows That We Can Live Greener Lives in Small Spaces - Kansas City Star, 2010.0715 ... lling.html

Building Construction Recovery to Be Strongest in Northeast and California - Reed Construction Data, 2010.0715 ... alifornia/

In Amagansett, a Modest Summer Retreat - New York Times, 2010.0715

Home Tech: Award-Winning Digital Sink and Bath Saves Water and Time - PCWorld, 2010.0714 ... ?tk=hp_new

In San Juan, Marrying Urban with Rural - New York Times, 2010.0714 ... orico.html

Urbanisms / Turkey - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0714
In Akbuk, Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, a new
eco-reserve of small town fragments, like islands in a
preserved landscape of cultivated natural vegetation,
will be characterized by advanced technologies in
sustainability, while also anchored in the poetic
reverie of this ancient site. The nearby ancient Greek
town of Miletus inspires a compact gridded plan.

In Amagansett, a Modest Summer Retreat - New York Times, 2010.0714

NASA Wants Your Inflatable Space House - MSNBC, 2010.0713

FDIC Sues Former Executives at IndyMac's Homebuilding Loan Division - Los Angeles Times, 2010.0712 ... ision.html

Finishing Haiti's Unfinished Work - New York Times, 2010.0712 ... ton-1.html

Redefining Suburban Living: Mixed-Use Developments Create Vibrant Walkable Communities - Chicago Tribune, 2010.0709 ... 6551.story

Fannie, Freddie Derail White House-Backed Green Financing Program - Fox Business News, 2010.0706 ... g-program/

People and Places by Nancy Novitski
Leo A Daly in London, Kentucky - Klingmann Architects & Brand
Consultants in Salalah, Oman - Good Fulton & Farrell in Dallas,
Texas - Holder Mathias Architects in Cardiff, Wales, United
Kingdom - Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Los Angeles, California -
KCAP Architects & Planners in Rotterdam, Netherlands -
Thornton Tomasetti in New York, New York - Harley Ellis
Devereaux in San Diego, California - Serero Architects in
Amiens, France - Shepley Bulfinch in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
United Kingdom - White arkitekter in Lynge, Denmark - Beyer
Blinder Belle in Antwerp, Belgium - Santiago Calatrava in
Dallas, Texas...
-- * --

Architects & Designers Building in New York City

The Architects & Designers Building, New York's ultimate
showroom resource, is the largest luxury kitchen & bath and home
building products center in the New York metropolitan area.
Start your search of thousands of products on our online product

-- * --
Subscribe to ArchitectureWeek and help support this newsletter:
* ... chweek.cgi
* are free for unemployed building industry professionals
Gift subscriptions:
* ... k_gift.cgi
Student subscription discounts:
* ... tudent.cgi
-- * --

Product News - Ultra-Clear Low-Iron Glass from AGC Glass Company

Tools and Downloads
Sponsor this ArchWeek special section and build your brand:

AutoCAD(R) Freestyle from Autodesk
AutoCAD(R) Freestyle is the simple design tool for smart ideas.
It's easy-to-use, low-cost 2D drawing software ideal for
creating professional-looking drawings, layouts, and plans that
you can share. No training is required because it has a simple
user interface, just the tools you need, and pre-drawn symbols
to start drawing right away. Download a 30-day free trial:

Computer Design of Beams, Joists, and Rafters
ConstructionCalc(TM) offers a free white paper, "Computer Design
of Beams, Joists, and Rafters," about how to design simply
supported wood beams, joists, and rafters with
ConstructionCalc's Wood Beam Calculator program. Concepts
presented will be applicable to other similar brands of
software. ConstructionCalc software requires a PC and
Microsoft(R) Excel 2003 or later. Download free white paper:

Z Corp. Introduces Two New 3D Printers - Z Corporation, 2010.0722

Manage Point Clouds in AutoCAD Map 3D - Cadalyst, 2010.0721 ... p-3d-13390

Using ArchiCAD for LEED Calculations - AEC Bytes, 2010.0720 ... hicad.html

Lean Design Using Microsoft Office Excel and Newforma Project Center - AEC Bytes, 2010.0720 ... forma.html

100 Fabulous Freebies for CAD Users - Cadalyst, 2010.0719 ... sers-13388

ArchitectureWeek Book Center - 87 design and building-related categories!
Residential Design and Building Books
Multifamily Housing Design and Construction Books

-- * --
"We're proud of you!" - DEPO projekts team, Latvia

Subscribe today - Save trees now! **
-- * --

ArchitectureWeek Blog Center - industry-wide postings listed live, 24x7...
ArchitectureWeek Jobs Board - save by using this free industry resource!

This Week's Quiz -
What is a groined vault?

Architecture Answer - for last issue's quiz...
First published in Venice in 1570, this influential book
was republished in Italian several times before being
published in English in 1715. It was divided into four
parts, the first on building materials and techniques,
the second on large private houses, the third on
streets, piazzas, bridges and basilicas, and the fourth
on temples. What is the title of this book (still
available today), and who is the author?

Classic Home 016 - Dutch colonial by R. C. Hunter & Bros. Architects ... _home.html

Current Events and Exhibits
New Design Competitions
Upcoming Conferences and Expos

Residential Design and Building Forum
Architecture Discussion Forum

Contents, RSS, and Surface of the Week - Painted barrel ceiling with
tongue-and-groove between expressed ribs, contemporary house (CR-008)

Five years ago in ArchitectureWeek:
Santiago Viewpoint, by Paul Harris

New Back Alleys, by Linda Baker ... g_1-1.html

Ten years ago in ArchitectureWeek:
Big Ideas Behind Not So Big Houses, by Sarah Susanka

For any subscription-related questions, just drop us a line at

And as always, please talk back and discuss with us anytime, at

Best wishes,

Kevin Matthews
Editor in Chief

More updates on Facebook... ... 4126834353
Reach 14,000 readers of this housing design and building newsletter
Update your entry in the Archiplanet wiki with over 20,000 firms
Suggest a web site to be linked from our free Web Directory
Subscribe and contribute to help support ArchitectureWeek on the Web ... chweek.cgi
Speak to 100,000 in the ArchWeek Notes weekly newsletter

Free Newsletters by ArchitectureWeek - subscribe today!
ArchWeek Notes - the latest of ArchitectureWeek, every week
ArchWeek Green - sustainable design and building news
ArchWeek Residential - housing news and analysis

ArchWeek Residential newsletter archive
+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
Please add "" to your address book
to help ensure successful delivery of these newsletters.

To UNSUBSCRIBE, and also for self-service change of email address: ... fo/tuesday

** ArchitectureWeek is a green publication. By publishing
this professional design and building magazine online only,
we save about 48 tons of paper monthly, equivalent to about
50 large trees every week, or some 2500 trees saved per year,
compared to reaching a similar readership on paper - not
counting 125,000 weekly newsletters! Our offices are powered
by a green energy package, typically 98% wind, 2% solar,
through the electric utilities where our offices are located.

Reduce your carbon footprint: Read ArchitectureWeek online,
and drop that paper-based monthly subscription!

+ - - Copyright (c) 2010 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved. - - +
Share ArchWeek Residential with a friend!
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 1885
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:59 pm
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Return to Residential Design and Building Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

User Control Panel


Who is online

In this forum zone there are 4 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 4 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 593 on Sat May 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests
DesignCommunity   ·   ArchitectureWeek   ·   Great Buildings   ·   Archiplanet   ·   Books   ·   Blogs   ·   Search
Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers Building Design UK, Building Design News UK, and Building Design Tenders UK.