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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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