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Destination Resorts

As the world’s stresses increase, destination resorts are in demand to help balance one’s lifestyle. Samana Village, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is envisioned by its founder Felipe Ferrer to be a sustainable development extension of the … Continue reading

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East End District Arises

East End’s midcentury modern integrity makes it a desirable place to live. The street markets and rich sidewalk life attracts creatives, thinkers, and doers. Building with the East End’s bohemian character, these residences capture the spirit of the postwar period … Continue reading

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Historic District Ordinance in Winter Park passes

Late in the evening of November 9, the Winter Park City Commission passed 3-2 a revision to the Historic Preservation Ordinance.  This revision strengthens the ordinance and brings Winter Park into the orbit of cities with reasonable protection of their … Continue reading

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Solid state house update

This design for the Solid State house is an exercise in sufficiency.  It will adhere to the tenets of the Sarasota School – a light touch upon the landscape, lightness in structure and massing, and a specific and intimate response … Continue reading

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The new homogeneity

The explorer in all of us delights in moving beyond civilization’s edge, seeking a place where human structures dissolve into the wilderness.  For me, the return from the Everglades had a different effect:  I reveled in nature’s rich variety, in … Continue reading

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The Solid State House – update

This is the evolutionary step for the Solid State House.  On an empty lot, the only way to remain sustainable is to buy a used building and move it onto this lot.  The perfect used building is being prepared for … Continue reading

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