Blog: As We See It

  • March 23, 2012

    Bank of America to Rent Back Foreclosed Houses

    I know that banks prefer not to be landlords, but under the current circumstances, this foreclosure-to-rental pilot program seems like plain common sense.Read More

  • March 22, 2012

    Safer-Table Saw Law Proposed

    Mandating injury mitigation technology in table saws, as in a recently proposed California law, seems like a fine idea to meRead More

  • March 22, 2012

    High Temperature Geothermal Heat Pump

    This new unit from WaterFurnace delivers water at 150 degrees fahrenheit, hot enough for use with existing radiators and baseboard convectors.Read More

  • March 21, 2012

    Modern Houseboat Development in Amsterdam

    While offering owners the incomparable experience of living on the water, this development by Dutch architect Marlies Rohmer also proved an ideal application for prefabrication. Read More

  • March 21, 2012

    Blower Door Test

    We finally did a blower-door test done on our old (early 19th c.) house yesterday, and the results were quite a revelation.Read More

  • March 19, 2012

    American Architects in China

    It looks as if the streets are paved with gold for young architects in China.Read More

  • March 16, 2012

    Skyscrapers of the Future--and Now

    eVolo Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2012 Skyscraper Competition, which range from compelling to whimsical to too clever by half. Meanwhile, here's a visionary skyscraper--not part of the competition--that's actually getting built.Read More

  • March 15, 2012

    More Photos of Villa Tugendhat

    My colleague Shelley Hutchins wrote a fine story on the just-completed restoration of Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat.Read More

  • March 12, 2012


    This beautiful short documentary film tells the story of an 18th-century minka--the traditional Japanese post-and-beam farmhouse--that was rescued, dismantled, and rebuilt as a modern home.Read More

  • March 09, 2012

    Architects' Food Blogs

    Today I stumbled across another architect's food blog, this one from the talented L.A. firm fleetwood/fernandez. It's called pan comido.Read More

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