Charles Cunniffe Architects completes affordable housing complex in Colorado ski town

Charles Cunniffe Architects completes affordable housing complex in Colorado ski town

Tiny homes, an apartment building and a boarding house make up the Virginia Placer development, which was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects for a Rocky Mountain community in Colorado with a dearth of low-cost housing. The Virginia Placer development is located in Telluride, a popular resort town ringed by forests and snow-capped peaks. Funded by the local government, the project was conceived in response to the area’s shortage of affordable housing. While hotel rooms and…

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Zipwire and mountain bike circuit plans to transform one of Wales’ best known retail park

Zipwire and mountain bike circuit plans to transform one of Wales’ best known retail park

Zipwires and racetracks for mountain bike enthusiasts are some of the projects being planned to transform one of Wales’ leading retail parks into a new leisure and tourism attraction. As revealed earlier this month Festival Park Outlet Shopping and Leisure Park in Ebbw Vale has been acquired by London-based investor GMW Capital. The retail park, which generates an annual income of £1m a year, extends to nearly 100,000 sq ft, with a further 80 acres…

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Volta updates holiday apartment inside Breuer’s brutalist Flaine ski resort

Volta updates holiday apartment inside Breuer’s brutalist Flaine ski resort

Architecture studio Volta has revamped an apartment within the Marcel Breuer-designed ski resort Flaine, adding a handful of Bauhaus-inspired details to its interiors. Having already gone through a number of renovations, the apartment has now been redesigned by Paris-based architecture studio Volta to more closely reflect its "original spirit". It’s set inside the Cassiopeia apartment block in Flaine, a ski resort designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer back in 1960. The resort is located in…

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Four full GB teams named for European Mountain Running Championships

Four full GB teams named for European Mountain Running Championships

Trials winner Andrew Douglas headlines senior men’s team for the event in Macedonia Four full teams have been selected to run for GB at the European Mountain Running Championships in Skopje, Macedonia, on July 1. Andrew Douglas headlines the senior men’s quartet after winning the trials in Sedbergh last weekend. A consistent performer for the British team at major championships over the last few years, this will be his fifth consecutive appearance at the Europeans….

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13 Insider Tips To Take Your Real Estate Game To Another Level

Real estate development and investing isn’t just about looking for a good deal from one day to the next. It’s also about keeping a close eye on the markets, identifying the relevant market trends and deciding when to make your next move with a subtle approach or an aggressive one. So, how do you zero in on what could be your next big deal that makes for a massive win for everyone on your team?…

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Moto X Smartphone

You’ve been waiting for two years to see what kind of magic that Google and Motorola would create together. Now, with the new Moto X, we know what the brains in Mountain View have been cooking up. You can talk to it. You can flip it around to tell you information. You can do just about anything an Android smartphone can do and maybe a bit more. So, what’s all the fuss? What exactly is…

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5 questions to ask yourself before you buy a stroller

There are so many strollers out there — and so few stores with a good selection for you to try out in person — that picking the right one for your family can be a long, drawn-out process. But you can drill down on what you’re looking for and eliminate at least some of the possibilities by asking yourself the following 5 questions. The $800 UPPAbaby VISTA was voted the very best stroller on the…

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‘We would have swapped our Olympic medals to win London 2012 vote’

‘We would have swapped our Olympic medals to win London 2012 vote’

Singapore, July 6 2005: As the International Olympic Committee president at the time, Jacques Rogge, prepared to open the envelope confirming the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, I felt strangely calm. I knew it was going to be close, but whatever happened, there was nothing more we could do – the vote had already taken place. Or, to put it in sporting context, the race was over. We were just…

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Town board meets without fanfare

Town board meets without fanfare

Andy Goodall, town planner, addresses the town board regarding a rezoning request at a public hearing preceding Monday’s town board meeting. Pilot Mountain’s regularly scheduled town board meeting was devoid of fireworks Monday evening. Unlike the public hearing and special meeting held April 5 to resolve a rezoning issue, a rezoning public hearing held at 6:45 p.m. prior to the regular meeting on Monday, brought forward only Pilot’s town planner, Andy Goodall. Goodall explained that…

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