Age-in-Place Design and the Silver Tsunami

One of the more unfortunate certainties of life is that we’re all on a perpetual path; a path better known as the aging process. With every passing year comes a new reminder of its permanence. Whether it is the emergence of new creases in the skin or unfamiliar aches and pains in the morning, from […]

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Romantic Architecture: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Glimpse into the Past

The onset of Valentine’s day this year has us working with full hearts and feeling nostalgic about the, often elusive, romance of our practice. Yes, even architects fall victim to the sentimentality of Valentine’s Day. While modern design has a tendency to command the room, it is nice to take a step back once and […]

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Technology, Architecture and the Simple Life

As the progression of time bends and molds the world around us, we are continuously faced with the reality of the aftermath left in its wake. Being ʻhumanʼ provides us with the innate capacity to adapt to this ever-present variability. This prehistoric gift should continuously be reflected in the development of our technological sphere, the […]

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Topping Off the Butterfly House

Photography of the Butterfly House has finally come to an end upon the completion of the outdoor trellis. The trellis was a custom designed addition to the home and gives the exterior patio an architectural edge that compliments the unique texture of the stone counter tops, stainless steel grill, and neutral stone tile. It is a […]

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They Paved Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot. Now, You Can Live There.

As the demand for urban living rises, the supply continues to show a steady decline. The ever-present anxiety over the state of our natural environment and the shifting values of today’s millennials has created a new ideal for younger generations. Urban settings, which boast great ‘walkability’ and proximity to the downtown city-scene are gaining momentum […]

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Baby Boomers & Universal and Accessible Design

Accessible and universal design has been changing how buildings are designed since the 1990s. Many new buildings and the structures inside are now accessible by wheelchair, helping those who are not able-bodied or average-sized. Currently, as baby boomers are growing older, they want their retirement homes to cater to their physical needs. Architects are slowly […]

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Bad Workplace Design Leaving Employees Struggling to Work Effectively

Open-plan workspaces have become a popular choice among firms in recent years. This design relies heavily on the use of large open spaces, while straying from enclosed spaces such as private offices. This trend is largely due to their reduced real-estate costs. Essentially, they can fit more employees into the space at a reduced cost […]

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Building Homes from Shipping Containers

In the past, shipping containers have served one main purpose – to store and ship our stuff across land or sea. In recent years however, a new light has been shed on these containers. Architects across the globe are now beginning to use shipping containers to build homes.

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Glass Farm Comes to Life: Sustainable Architecture

Architecture firm MVRDV’s latest design titled “Glass Farm” has recently been unveiled in Schijndel, The Netherlands. Despite the fact that it may look like a traditional Dutch farmhouse from a distance, you better take a second look—this impressive structure is made entirely of glass. The new, innovative building, which mimics a traditional Schijndel farmhouse, was […]

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