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Emily Atwood

Architect in Arlington

Exploring Empty Houses

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2018
IN ALEXANDRIA @ VOL 1

Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.

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Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In his book he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the shop house problem.

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Housing the Dead

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

BY ALI AL YOUSIFI
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

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Love an Old House

BY DAVID DOMINÉ
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the display of vibrant architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing back their colorful and interesting pasts.  

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Straw Bale Houses

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No Place Like Houses

BY TAKASHI YANAI
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

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Unifinished Architecture

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

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Empty Houses

BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Emily Atwood's work takes her into countless empty homes. As a designer, she gets a unique opportunity to look at the lines and style of individual's homes unfettered. Check out the beautiful images of sometimes quirky homes she has explored.