Blogs by Bruce D. Snider

  • Podcast: Young Americans and Home Ownership

    If you had told me five years ago that in 2012 real estate prices would be down by a third and mortgages would be scraping the 3 percent mark, I’d have thought you were nuts.

     
  • Book Alert: A New History of the Home

    If you were to mine the pile of books by my side of the bed, you'd find roughly equal tonnage of history and architecture. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home promises a check in both columns.

     
  • Greenbelt Communities

    Here's a slideshow of the Greenbelt Communities, which emerged in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt's New Deal, along with links to some background on the utopian program that built them.

     
  • Public Interest Architecture

    Continuing a rare burst of mainstream attention to the future of architecture, this piece envisions the field evolving to serve the public more broadly.

     
  • Austerity, in Architecture and Beyond

    Austerity is in the air, paradoxically as both a bitter macroeconomic pill and a beguiling architectural ideal.

     
  • A Lost Generation of Architects?

    There has been some encouraging news from architectural firms lately about work picking up a bit. But for young associates laid off during the recession, prospects for employment in the field still look shaky.

     
  • Design and Architecture Podcast

    I'm a little embarassed at how often I start conversations with the words, "I was listening to this great podcast ..." But I can't help it; the medium has completely permeated my life.

     
  • House Built With Salvaged Car Parts

    Maybe it’s because we’re gearing up for Custom Home’s annual Kitchen & Bath Design Guide, but I woke up thinking about kitchens, and about one motif in particular: the stone or concrete counter that wraps all the way down to the floor.

     
  • Kitchen and Bath Trend: It's a Wrap

    Maybe it’s because we’re gearing up for Custom Home’s annual Kitchen & Bath Design Guide, but I woke up thinking about kitchens, and about one motif in particular: the stone or concrete counter that wraps all the way down to the floor.

     
  • A Dry Future for the Southwest

    The Southwest's year of record-breaking heat, drought, and catastrophic fire may be a harbinger of worse to come for the region.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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