Dwell Energy Issue

It's no coincidence that the last issue of Dwell, which was called "the energy issue", could have been called "the townhouse issue".  It featured three articles on townhouses: the residence of "typography guru" Erik Spiekermann and his wife Susanna Dulkinys in Berlin, a 7-townhouse development in LA that started construction in 2007 and was sold out before completion in 2009, and a townhouse in Brussels by Gon Zifroni that has no ground floor and floats between its neighbors (and sadly did not make it onto the Dwell website but is featured on other websites, such as dailytonic.com).  The LEED-est detached house in the suburbs requires more energy that a regular urban townhouse.