Archinect - News 2014-09-01T23:01:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107481560/hearing-begins-for-modernist-north-carolina-home-threatened-with-demolition Hearing begins for "modernist" North Carolina home threatened with demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-26T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T12:39:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcfwr7srrpxf66bq.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today is day two in court for architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104168979/louis-cherry-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Cherry</a> and his wife, Marsha Gordon, for the hearing that will decide the fate of their new home in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. Back in March, a neighbor complained that the "modernist" style of Cherry's home didn't jive with the neighborhood's tone, and successfully appealed to have the building's permits revoked. Construction was halted, and now the decision of whether the house can be finished, demolished, or forcibly modified to local design standards has been brought to court.</p><p>We first covered this issue back in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">May</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">July</a>, and the preservationist-NIMBYism that it's raised. Opening statements for the case were held yesterday, although it could take months for the judge to issue a final decision.</p><p>UPDATE: The hearing has been adjourned, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/RaleighReporter/status/504307602264956928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@RaleighReporter</a>, Colin Campbell (reporter for <em>The News &amp; Observer</em>, <em>North Raleigh News</em> and <em>Midtown Raleigh News</em>).</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/NCMHTweets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@NCMHTweets</a>&nbsp;reported from inside the court...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T12:11:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd9232d555ba545240f2988dd3502b50.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Words like &lsquo;holocaust&rsquo; have been used in reference to the idea that our house could inspire a rash of tear-downs which could then be replaced with modern homes. I designed my house specifically within the design guidelines of this historic district and to be compatible, a good neighbor. But the term &lsquo;modernism&rsquo; just clicks a switch in people&rsquo;s brain and they can&rsquo;t see the house for what it is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Fights for His Home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100055323/now-on-auction-in-detroit-homes-starting-at-1-000 Now on auction in Detroit: Homes starting at $1,000 Alexander Walter 2014-05-19T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T15:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a77b89e40d9df562e4a9b1adc2eac4b2.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No absentee landlords or faraway investors allowed. Only Michigan residents and businesses [...] The idea is to lure neighbors, not investors or opportunists (#NeighborsWanted is the city's hashtag for the program). And that does not include out-of-state urban homesteaders dreaming of cheap property in Detroit. Right now, the land bank is focusing on otherwise intact neighborhoods, as opposed to those parts of town where vacant parcels outnumber the residents who've stuck around.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65035102/america-s-top-artplaces-2013 America’s Top ArtPlaces 2013 Archinect 2013-01-07T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T19:53:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3gx90ccdw5hsfgu.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>America&rsquo;s Top Twelve ArtPlaces is a new annual ArtPlace initiative recognizing neighborhoods in the largest 44 metropolitan areas in the country where the arts are central to creating places where people&mdash;residents and visitors&mdash;want to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p> America&rsquo;s Top 12 ArtPlaces for 2013 are:</p> <ul><li> Brooklyn, NY / The intersection of Downtown, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights</li> <li> Dallas, TX / The Dallas Arts District, with parts of Deep Ellum and Exposition Park</li> <li> Los Angeles, CA / Central Hollywood</li> <li> Miami Beach, FL / South Beach</li> <li> Milwaukee, WI / East Town and a portion of the Lower East Side</li> <li> New York, NY / Manhattan Valley</li> <li> Oakland, CA / Downtown, including Chinatown, Old Oakland and Jack London Square</li> <li> Philadelphia, PA / Old City</li> <li> Portland, OR / The Pearl District and a portion of Downtown</li> <li> San Francisco, CA / The Mission District</li> <li> Seattle, WA / The Pike-Pine Corridor</li> <li> Washington, DC / The intersection of Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/46884404/popuphood-aims-to-bring-new-business-to-old-oakland 'Popuphood' aims to bring new business to Old Oakland Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T02:13:00-04:00 >2012-05-01T07:52:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qalezruy3bs3h54l.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You've heard of popup stores, right? Companies setting up storefronts that might only be around for a week or a day or even just a couple of hours. [...] In Oakland, Calif., they've taken it to the next level. A handful of stores have popped up all at the same time -- with no plans to close. It's called a popup hood. And Andrew Stelzer reports, it may be coming soon to a hood near you.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>