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    THE AMAZING FLEXHOUSE

    The flexhouse is a live-work type that does not match the narrow range of housing types that American builders are comfortable producing. While a range of variations on the shop house, including versions of the flexhouse, have been produced by small specialized builders — typically in greenfield traditional neighborhood developments — it is by far the least common live-work type.

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    RENOVATING FAY JONES

    While the work of a master painter or sculptor might be nurtured in climate-controlled galleries for centuries, the works of master architects are often lived in, worked in, enjoyed by crowds, exposed to the weather, and vulnerable to owners' whims. Architecture lovers can hope that their favorite structures are cared for by conscientious stewards, but aside from the use of preservation easements, there are few real guarantees.   (Published 2012.0523)

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    INTERVIEW WITH AIA CEO ROBERT IVY

    ArchitectureWeek spoke with AIA Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy as the Institute was preparing to host the AIA 2012 National Convention in Washington, D.C.

    Kevin Matthews: Coming from a magazine perspective, and now that you're here (at the AIA), how has your perspective on architecture magazines changed — from being steeped in that world for quite a while, to now being next to it?   (Published 2012.0516)

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    Building Culture Around the Web

    Architecture Major Inspired by Wright, Fallingwater — Pittsburgh Tribune, 2012.0620

    Architecture Billings Drop in May — Memphis Business Journals, 2012.0620

    Seeking New Roles for Landmarks in Providence, R.I. — New York Times, 2012.0620

    Interview: Robert A.M. Stern — New York Times, 2012.0620

    Make's London Wall Place for Sale — BD (registration required), 2012.0620

    Pringle Brandon Joins Forces with Perkins+Will — MEED, 2012.0619

    Landmark Building at the Headlands — Interlochen Public Radio, 2012.0619

    Review: The Utopian Impulse Exhibition — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0619

    Kevin Roche's Architectural Legacy on Display in National Building Museum Show — Washington Post, 2012.0619

    Home-Builder Confidence Hits Five-Year High — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0618

    Greene & Greene Building in Pasadena Revamped — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0618

    Vancouver Pushes to Further Reduce Car Traffic in City — Vancouver Sun, 2012.0618

    Union Rally Leads to Riot Charges — New York Times, 2012.0617

    A Czech Trove of Minimalist Design — New York Times, 2012.0617

    High-Tech Plans Give New Life to Downtown Mural — Los Angeles Times, 2012.0616

    Arizona Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Faces Demolition — USA Today, 2012.0615

    Googie: Architecture of the Space Age — Smithsonian, 2012.0615

    Peter Gluck and Partners Move from Residential to Institutional Architecture — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0614

    Landmarks Illinois Appoints New President Amid Challenges. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0613

    Public or Private? The Culture Clash in China — New York Times, 2012.0613

    U.K. Housing Crisis Deepens — BBC News, 2012.0612

    Is This the Perfect Residential Street? — Wheels.ca, 2012.0612

    Suburban Future Is on the Straight and Narrow — Telegraph (UK), 2012.0612

    Homebuilding through the Ages — Utica Observer-Dispatch, 2012.0611

    PepsiCo Inc. Hires Chief Design Officer — Vending MarketWatch, 2012.0611

    The Architecture of Gordon Laidlaw Smith — Chattanoogan, 2012.0611

    Transit Travesty — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0611

    24 Hours of Nuts and Bolts — New York Times, 2012.0610

    At Uptown Building, Anxiety Among Vulnerable Residents — Chicago Tribune, 2012.0608

    London 2012: Olympic Bunting Goes Up — BBC News, 2012.0608

    Breuer Trove — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.0608

    High Society — Financial Times, 2012.0608

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