January 2007 Table of Contents

From the Editor
fitting in From the Editor fitting in

In many parts of the country, we're running out of buildable land for single-family housing. The solution in my neck of the woods is the teardown or infill house. Read more

Home Front
home front on the boards: skin deep

While architects Jim Brown, AIA, and Jim Gates specialize in designing buildings, they also enjoy creating and studying public art. Read more

Home Front chez boomers

We've heard a lot about baby boomers in the last decade or so, usually accompanied by phrases like “800-pound gorilla.” No wonder experts have been analyzing the weighty impact of this group in all arenas of modern life. Read more

K+B Studio
K + B Studio / Bath work out

Incorporating commercial trends in the home kitchen is one thing, but Adamstein and Demetriou didn't stop there. Read more

practice on thin ice?

It's been a little over a year since the housing market hit the skids. The U.S. Census Bureau marked November 2005 as the beginning of the slide, and throughout 2006 new-home sales steadily lost ground, dropping about 20 percent nationwide. Read more

man about town

Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, is a multifaceted architect with a range that has taken him from classical country villas to modernist urban houses, from affordable housing to luxury high-rises and on to offices, schools, synagogues—even to whimsical guard booths Read more

close calls true grit

“New York is just one big case of mixed-use integration,” says Caleb Crawford, LEED AP. And thus, this conversion of a former manufacturing warehouse into a duplex simply followed a natural progression. Read more

close calls side by side

Developers are often accused of myopia—of ignoring how their projects relate to the community at large. Geoffrey T. Prentiss, AIA, was not about to make that mistake for this small residential/commercial project near downtown Seattle, in the largely resid Read more

close calls southside story

Chattanooga, Tenn., has attracted global attention for its ongoing downtown revitalization. Support from the local political, business, and nonprofit communities has helped fuel the city's turnaround. But small infill buildings like this artists' studio, Read more

Doctor Spec
doctor spec master glass

Whitney Sander's house is located on a 28-foot-by-90-foot lot in a dense Venice, Calif., neighborhood. Its three-foot setback means the architect can stand in his house and seemingly shake his neighbor's hand, and yet, he somehow managed to design light-f Read more

dream coat Architects' Choice dream coat

Duron Paints & Wallcoverings: Duron's line of 100 percent acrylic exterior paints includes Weathershield and Signature Lifetime, an ultra-premium coating with self-priming capabilities. Read more

pièce de résistance Architects' Choice pièce de résistance

Fypon: Wood is great for exterior trim, but Mother Nature can wreak havoc on its structural integrity. So Anderson opts for Fypon polyurethane molding instead, calling it “an economical solution for trimwork,” particularly in historic districts. Read more

inside moves Architects' Choice inside moves

Unico: With Unico's miniduct system, architects can retrofit old houses with contemporary heating and cooling systems without destroying their original craftsmanship. Read more

surface charm off the shelf surface charm

For those who like it hot, the Viking professional series of gas companion ranges can be outfitted with a single wok top featuring a 27,500 BTU burner. Read more

high five off the shelf high five

Gastronomes can conquer their small kitchens with FiveStar's commercial-strength 24-inch range, which fits flush with standard countertops and cabinetry for sleek lines. Read more

free range off the shelf free range

Aga's Companion freestanding range brings classic style and ferrous strength to the table. At just 24 inches wide, the dual-fuel range offers the speed of convection, plus a conventional compartment with an integral broiler. Read more

chef's choice off the shelf chef's choice

The Vario 200 Series of modular appliances from Gaggenau allows adventurous chefs with limited workspaces to mix it up at will. Read more

portion control off the shelf portion control

Miele's KM400 Series Combisets merge gas and electric cooking options for versatility. The identical width and depth of each modular unit (11 3/8 inches by 20 ¼ inches) enables a symmetrical assembly of mix-and-match parts. Read more

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