House for rent. CC image from Sean Dreilinger
Foreclosed sprawl – the next frontier of renting? The New York Times looks at the practice of firms buying up foreclosed, cookie cutter sprawl housing at relatively low prices with the idea of renting these houses out to tenants.
As an inspector for the Waypoint Real Estate Group,
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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao – from La Tête Krançien
Mammoth directs our attention to this post from LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, talking about the systemic flaws of lists of the best buildings (and architecture criticism in general):
When Vanity Fair magazine recently released the results of a survey ranking the most significant pieces of architecture of
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Some suburban items to share today:
Design: Infrastructurist takes a look at the problem of culs-de-sac (which I believe is the proper plural of cul de sac).
Commenters take note of some serious issues with this particular study, but the general point still stands – culs de sac remove key links from the street network, requiring longer
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