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Thinking of Eames ... Retro Modern Groove In Newer Designs

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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I'm really in to the Case Study Houses right now. My favorites are the simple ones like CSH#4 (which never got built) and CSH#21. But the more I think about what I want in a place for my family though, the more I start leaning toward something roomier [...]

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Blog and Book About Place, Sprawl, Community Planning

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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I just found this interesting blog, Where - "a blog about urban places, place-making and the concept of 'place.'" It's relatively new. I saw a link to it on BLDGBLOG. It's good. As much as I write about houses, and the need for better housing in [...]

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Quick Links to Some Cool Houses

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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Just taking a moment to turn your attention to a couple of cool houses featured elsewhere ...I like this NY Times Magazine slide show of Thomas Phifer and Partners' intriguing Salt Point House. The Times piece just gives you a taste. Look at the slides [...]

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More Case Study Love - Rapson Greenbelt by Wieler

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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As I've said in recent posts, I've fallen really hard for the Case Study Houses. I like the Eames' CSH#8 a lot, yes, but I'm probably most drawn to the simplicity of the never-built CSH#4 by Ralph Rapson. It's just two simple rectangles, one for public [...]

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Invoking Eames - Take Two - LaMiDesign's Steel Case House

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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A few days ago I was daydreaming of the Eames House and posted up some newer homes that give me the same vibe. I mentioned the 6040 and 6030 EcoSteel houses designed by Greg La Vardera, but somehow I overlooked his Steel Case House. I wanted to bring it [...]

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Nice Finds on a New Blog - Modern Residential Deign

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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I found this new blog, Modern Residential Design, after its proprietor, Nick, left a comment on one of my posts. Boy was I glad! What a cool site. Take a look at a couple of his boss finds ...The Hughes\Kinugawa House in New Zealand by Andrew Lister. [...]

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A Brilliant and Wonderful Story on the rolu Blog - CITYDESKSTUDIO Turns Minneapolis Skyways Into Modern Homes

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:20 AM
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I was really delighted this afternoon to find a new rolu post waiting for me in my feed reader. I clicked on over (because rolu posts are best enjoyed on their own page) and was absolutely blown away. With all due respect to the many other fine blogs I [...]

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The World House Project - "We Can 'Grow' Buildings"

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:24 AM
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Here's something I saw on Inhabitat today that looks extremely interesting - the World House Project:"The Evolution of HomeThe WHP is a multi-year, collaborative initiative led by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) that will explore the evolution of [...]

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Rammed Earth Homes With SIREWALLs from Terra Firma Builders Ltd.

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:22 AM
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I've admired rammed earth homes for a long time, even though they're not really appropriate for the climate I live in. It's just that rammed earth walls are mesmerizing to look at. I get lost staring at the different layers of soil, in varying subtle [...]

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Building Studio Site Updated - Great Modern/Green Projects

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:27 AM
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I was checking back in on some of my favorite architects' sites and noticed that Building Studio has done a major update since my last visit. There are several projects on the new site that I don't remember seeing before. Here's a sampler of four [...]

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