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It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: We assume families don’t want to live downtown, we therefore don’t design for family, and, sure enough, families don’t come, or they don’t stay.

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Tag Archives: Architecture

March 25, 2014
The Architecture Of Peacekeeping
Pop Up City

The Good Cause is a research project and exhibition by Archis about how architecture and design can contribute to a sustainable world peace.

March 21, 2014
March 18, 2014
Prewar Apartments From Scratch
New York Times

Developers have long profited from renovating out-of-date prewar apartment buildings to create interiors pleasing to today’s buyers. But many are now building entirely from the ground up, in a style harking back to the era before World War II; the trend is particularly evident on the limestone-clad Upper East Side.

Greek Monasteries Built in Impossible Places
Slate Atlas Obscura

If you’re looking to visit a monastery that sits on top of a wind-battered mountain or hangs off the side of a cliff, you’re really rather spoiled for choice.

March 14, 2014
A Pitch for Metal Frame Apartments
Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon

Ankrom Moisan Architects President Tom Moisan has long argued that metal framing is the best way to construct midsize apartment buildings in Portland.

March 10, 2014
Stadium Place Best New Development in Seattle
Crosscut

First off, I’m here to say that the best new high rise buildings in Seattle are at Stadium Place along King Street and Occidental Avenue. In fact, as a whole, Stadium Place is probably the best development in Seattle right now.

March 6, 2014
March 4, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 2, 2014
LA Tower to Be Tallest West of the Mississippi
USA Today

The Hanjin Group of South Korea, better known to Americans through its flagship subsidiary Korean Air Lines, is in the process of building the tallest structure west of the Mississippi.

February 28, 2014
Top US Female Architect to Design SF Tower
San Francisco Chronicle

Even as development crews work on more than half a dozen towers downtown, more are in the works – and one may be designed by America’s best-known female architect.

February 27, 2014
February 25, 2014
In Some Portland Neighborhoods, Tiny Houses are 10%
Bike Portland

Call it the people’s density. Four years after Portland slashed its transportation and parks fees for “in-law” units and other secondary dwellings in hopes of increasing the housing supply in its most in-demand neighborhoods, the city has gotten its wish.

February 24, 2014
February 20, 2014
Are Vancouver’s Towers the Right Kind of Density?
Vancouver Observer

If you think an urban planning professor hates condo towers, wait ’til you hear the professional real estate consultant. Patrick Condon and Richard Wozny lay a compelling case against Vancouver’s condo tower craze.

February 17, 2014
February 13, 2014
A History of the New Orleans Shotgun House
New Orleans Times Picayune

According to some theories, cultures that produced shotgun houses (and other residences without hallways, such as Creole cottages) tended to be more gregarious, or at least unwilling to sacrifice valuable living space for the purpose of occasional passage.

February 12, 2014
February 11, 2014
Designs for Housing on Tech Campuses
Fast Company Coexist

Calm down, everybody. There’s no longer any need to hate on Google shuttle riders for fear that they are draining the city’s public resources.

February 4, 2014
January 30, 2014
The Hip Small House Movement
Urban Times

The ‘Tiny Homes’ documentary interviews owners of these ingeniously designed residences where style, quirkiness and ingenuity replace room dimensions.

Designing Community, Shaping Health
Architect's Newspaper

Over time, architects, designers, and engineers have demonstrated how the structural significance and quality of architectural design impacts the built environment and the quality of life of people residing within it.

January 29, 2014
The Subtle Art of Breaking Building Laws
Gizmodo, via: @Edward_Erfurt

Building permits are wonderful things: They protect us from slum conditions and scammers, and they make money for our local governments. But permits can also pose a major financial hurdle for independent home builders—and rules are meant to be broken, man.

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