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  • Bungalows - 01
    Bungalows

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE

    There are over 80 million single-family homes in the United States, and it's estimated that 18 million of these are "under water," meaning the mortgage is larger than the value of the house. Millions of families feel trapped, living a life sentence of domestic frustration in homes that do not work for them while being unable to move to solve the problems they confront on a daily basis. — Published 2012.0208

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    COURTYARD HOUSING REVIVAL

    If an architect had designed the human hand, William Mitchell told his students at UCLA in the early 1980s, all the fingers would be equally long. Mitchell, now dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, drew laughs for that joke because its truth was instantly recognizable: there is something standardizing in the architectural instinct. — Published 2002.0724

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    GARDEN BUNGALOW

    This single-family house with its clear-span interiors, industrial materials, and view of city lights might be mistaken for the work of American architect (and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice) John Lautner.

    But the SPS house, named after "Sprengersteig," its street in Vienna, is a product of the young Austrian firm querkraft architekten. The glazed, pedestal-like building is recessed into a sloping site, with "two boxes and a studio" on the above-ground floor. — Published 2002.0313

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    NEW ADDITIONS

    Homeowners get the urge to change their houses for many reasons: families grow and shrink, old structures decay, and architectural fashions change. Sometimes the first impulse is to destroy all traces of the old and replace them with something entirely new. The authors have found examples of architects who have rejected that impulse, and demonstrated ingenuity through additions and renovations. Editor — Published 2001.1219

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    POSTCARD FROM EAST KAZAKHSTAN

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Soon after East Kazakhstan Technical University was founded in the early 1960s, a pleasant retreat area was identified on a nearby riverside, on a picturesque bay called "Blue Gulf." The site is gently sloping, with open areas alternating with pine forest. — Published 2001.0207

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    DETAILING THE NOT SO BIG HOUSE

    Previously, ArchitectureWeek explored the popular ideas of architect Sarah Susanka in "Big Ideas Behind Not So Big Houses". In her new book "Creating the Not So Big House," Susanka explains and illustrates spatial design concepts in a way that makes it easy for readers to apply them in their own houses.

    Three of these detailing design concepts are discussed in this excerpt, and illustrated with houses from three different regions of the United States. — Published 2000.1004

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