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    CORBU'S MAISON TERNISIEN

    The house was designed for a couple who approached Le Corbusier after he lectured at the Sorbonne in 1924.

    The overall building form is influenced by the shape of the triangular site and the interior by the requirement of merging two different programs: a double-height space with a sleeping balcony for the wife's painting studio and a pie-shaped one-story space for the husband's music studio. — Published 2013.0130

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    FOUNDATIONS OF PASSIVE HOUSE

    As we discussed in a recent article, most buildings in 2050 — less than forty years from now — will likely have to get by with perhaps 10% of the carbon footprint common in the U.S. today. We know of exactly one established building standard that's been demonstrated to produce 2050-ready homes, today. And, harsh though it might sound, anything built today that is significantly less efficient than the roughly 90% energy savings achieved by Passivhaus, seems designed to be obsolete. —The Editors — Published 2013.0130

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    STAYING PUT IN STYLE: BARING ALL

    Baring All

    Most American suburban homes have more walls than people want. There are two types of walls in most homes: those that carry weight (bearing walls) and those that don't (nonbearing walls). — Published 2013.0109

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    ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE

    When she died on January 7, Ada Louise Huxtable, America's first full-time architecture critic to write for a newspaper, went out the way she came in. She joined the New York Times in 1963 and a half-century later she continued to write intelligent and at times lacerating architectural criticism for the Wall Street Journal. In her last published piece, she heaped scorn upon architect Norman Foster's scheme to gut the stacks of the landmark New York Public Library. It was published three weeks before her death at the age of 91. — Published 2013.0109

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    2013 - YEAR OF CLIMATE DECISION

    Either by action, or by inaction, it's most likely that the climate decision will be made this year.

    The decision, simply put, is whether to step aside from business-as-usual, and fully mobilize, or to generally continue business as usual, and condem humanity to a thousand years of torture. — Published 2013.0109

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    ESPACE JACQMOTTE - MIXED USE IN BRUSSELS

    When architect Michel Jaspers discovered this full city block, which had been left vacant for decades and fallen into disrepair, he conceived to transform it into what the Espace Jacqmotte is today: probably the first large-scale mixed-use complex in the heart of the city. The aim was to provide a mix of functions, thereby fulfilling the needs of various different occupants and visitors. — Published 2013.0109

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    WHAT'S UP WITH U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?

    A person — or a public figure, member of the media, maybe even an international climate negotiator — could be confused.

    In August, 2012, the Associated Press reported: — Published 2012.1205

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    BALTHAZAR KORAB - ARCHITECT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    Talk with Balthazar Korab long enough, and a consistent narrative emerges — one of a life and career replete with intriguing contradictions. A photographer with no formal training, he first aspired to be a painter but instead studied architecture, and prefers to be known as “an architect who makes pictures rather than a photographer who is knowledgeable about architecture.” — Published 2012.1205

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    ON WASHINGTON, D.C. BUILDING HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

    I've been procrastinating this one for a long time. I generally avoid taking stands on controversial local issues in Washington, where I have lived for over four decades, and I am especially uncomfortable being at odds with people I respect and consider friends. — Published 2012.1205

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    INSIDE THE TEEPEE WITH ROLAND REED

    By the dawn of the twentieth century, the era of the American West as a frontier had all but ended. At the same time, the life and existence of its original inhabitants, the American Indian, had reached a point of change where it would never again be as it was. — Published 2012.1114

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