Blog: As We See It

  • June 28, 2012

    Uh-oh, DIY Architecture

    Since there's an app for everything, why not for architecture? So asks the uncharacteristically credulous New York Times.Read More

  • June 27, 2012

    Foreign Buyers Take Larger Share of US Housing

    On visits last fall with custom builders and architects in Phoenix, I was surprised to hear how much of their clientele is Canadian. But Read More

  • June 26, 2012

    Architecture for Humanity's Art Auction

    The nonprofit Architecture for Humanity is auctioning off over 70 artworks by architects as a fundraising effort.Read More

  • June 26, 2012

    Urban Planning, Health, and Happiness

    It may be going too far to pin the blame for obesity, depression, and the breakdown of communities on poor land-use patterns. Read More

  • June 20, 2012

    Straw Bale SIPs

    Ontario, Canada-based NatureBuilt Wall Systems produces structural panels--BioSIPs--that are insulated with straw instead of polyurethane foam.Read More

  • June 20, 2012

    Before--and After--Sprawl

    The New Urbanists have been asking--and answering--that question for long enough now that we have a pretty clear idea of how we abandoned the Belfast model in favor of Sprawlville, but we've been frustratingly slow to turn away from that dead end. Read More

  • June 15, 2012

    Aging in (Which?) Place

    Having grown up in a suburb, I've chosen as an adult to live only in cities and small towns. Read More

  • June 14, 2012

    Frameless Solar Panels

    Frameless photovoltaic panels clean shape presents lots of opportunities for more integrated designs.Read More

  • June 07, 2012

    Family-Friendly Downtowns

    Urban designer Sarah Snider, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is part of a new project that examines the relationship of cities to their residents.Read More

  • June 05, 2012

    Nils Finne's New Video

    Seattle architect Nils Finne's smart, low-key use of Internet marketing to spread the word about his firm helps secure work across the country.Read More

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