Archinect - News 2015-11-26T00:16:58-05:00 Better economy means more homes being razed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-25T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:14:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For some historic preservationists on the North Shore, the economic downturn in 2008 had a silver lining, bringing a lull in tear-downs and new-home construction that gave scores of vintage properties a reprieve from the wrecking ball. But six years later, officials in north suburban Winnetka tasked with preserving historic homes say that reprieve has clearly ended. They report that demolition permits have nearly doubled, with 36 issued in 2013, up from 19 in 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> How the U.S. Government Waged War Against the House of Tomorrow Archinect 2013-06-06T19:06:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T09:07:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trade organizations and builders of all stripes joined in the call for a tamping down of public expectations &mdash; especially those that might get cut out of the new modern style of construction. You see, plastic and glass and steel were the future. And since wood wasn't exactly presented as the building material of tomorrow, organizations like the Arkansas Soft Pine Bureau were happy to contribute by advising the industry to tone it down...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Inside the homes of David Chipperfield, Rod Sheard and Sheila O'Donnell, and John Tuomey Archinect 2012-09-24T21:03:00-04:00 >2012-09-25T18:34:54-04:00 <img src="" width="220" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They are happy to lay down the law on what makes a good stadium, tower block or concert hall, but do architects practise what they preach when it comes to their own homes? We go through the keyhole to meet three nominees for the hotly contested RIBA Stirling prize</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kevin McCloud on the 10 greatest architectural homes Paul Petrunia 2011-03-28T23:09:39-04:00 >2011-03-29T12:11:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the Sliding House using a 20-ton sliding cover on railway tracks to an old fisherman's cottage preserved by giving it weather-proof rubber cladding, KEVIN McCLOUD choose his favourite British homes</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>