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Case Study: River House by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects

Case Study: River House by Joeb Moore & Partners Architects

Artists have been known to revisit canvases again and again, each time with a new vision of what it could become. Somehow, they feel, the work is never quite finished. There’s always another new idea to explore—something else needed to make it whole. River House in Greenwich, Connecticut, is just such a…

Enter the 2021 Residential Design Architecture Awards Competition

Enter the 2021 Residential Design Architecture Awards Competition

Residential Design magazine invites you to enter your best residential work in our national RD Architecture Awards competition (RDAA). The RD Architecture Awards recognize excellence in custom residential design...


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Winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020 Announced

Winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020 Announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020. Judges selected the film Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum, by filmmaker John Gordon, as this year’s Grand Prize winner…

Architectural Billings Slowdown Moderated in September

Architectural Billings Slowdown Moderated in September

A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s ABI score for September was 47.0 compared to 40.0 in…

AIA Releases Updated Contracts for Multifamily Residential and Prototype Residential Projects

AIA Releases Updated Contracts for Multifamily Residential and Prototype Residential Projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing updated contract documents, including two key residential contracts and a complimentary Condominium Project Guide. Revised residential contract documents address insurance requirements, post-occupancy site visits and maintenance requirements...

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3Q GDP: Residential Investment Up at a 59% Growth Rate

3Q GDP: Residential Investment Up at a 59% Growth Rate

Housing has staged a dramatic turnaround since the spring. Due to low mortgage interest rates, a renewed focus on the importance of home, an evolving geography of housing demand, and a lack of for-sale inventory, the housing sector has been a relative bright spot…

Share of 5,000+ Square Foot Homes Down Slightly in 2019

Share of 5,000+ Square Foot Homes Down Slightly in 2019

According to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, the share of new homes started with 5,000 square feet or more of living space stood at 2.71 percent in 2019, down slightly from 2.88 percent in 2018. A total of 24,000 5,000+ square-foot homes were started in 2019, compared to 25,000 in 2018. The slight decline…

Robust Gains for August Single-Family Permits

Robust Gains for August Single-Family Permits

Over the first eight months of 2020, total single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 616,856. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is an 6.9% increase over the August 2019 level of…

NAHB Estimates 5.5% of Nation's Housing Stock Is Devoted to Second Homes

NAHB Estimates 5.5% of Nation's Housing Stock Is Devoted to Second Homes

According to NAHB estimates, the total count of second homes was 7.5 million, accounting for 5.5% of the total housing stock in 2018, the most recent data available. As of 2018, the state with the largest stock of second homes was…

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2020 RDAA | Custom Period or Vernacular Renovation | Victorian Music Box | CCY Architects

2020 RDAA | Custom Period or Vernacular Renovation | Victorian Music Box | CCY Architects

This 1880s Victorian in Aspen, Colorado’s West End is the kind of fairytale house you fall in love with. And then you realize how unlivable it is in 2020. In this popular, protected neighborhood, there are restrictions against altering the exteriors of the old buildings, but you can reinvent the interiors. A poorly…

Case Study: Retreat on a Pond's Edge by Elliott Architects

Case Study: Retreat on a Pond's Edge by Elliott Architects

“I just love old barns. Farmers just knew intuitively how to put them together—a window goes here, so you can get to the grain. Those buildings were practical, not precious,” says architect Matt Elliott, AIA, principal of Elliott Architects in Blue Hill, Maine. “It’s almost impossible to deliberately create that kind of beautiful…

Case Study: The Lawless Retreat by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

Case Study: The Lawless Retreat by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

The Lawless Retreat is almost, but not quite, the antithesis of the clients’ full-time residence, a modern loft tucked into the trusses of a former church in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Their vacation getaway, on a wooded hillside in Central Michigan, embraces the cottage ideal with a cozy, knotty cedar aesthetic. However, its…

Case Study: Rural Retreat by Rehkamp Larson Architects

Case Study: Rural Retreat by Rehkamp Larson Architects

Minnesota has a strong cabin culture, and Rehkamp Larson Architects has designed more than its share of this building type over the years.  The Minneapolis-based practice ranges freely among city, suburban, and rural, including weekend retreats on…

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