The ROI on Green Home Renovation

Any time you plan to make significant changes to your home, it’s important to consider the potential benefits of your investment. This is a common topic of discussion for homeowners, architects, and builders, particularly with green home upgrades. Because many of the practices and technologies used in green home renovation are relatively new, they also […]

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Rose Quartz and Serenity: 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

When it comes to the use of color, Pantone is the undisputed authority for every profession from web design to interior design. Each year, their color specialists give us a detailed overview of which hues we can expect to see trending in the home and interiors marketplace over the next twelve months, and we design […]

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The Edge in Amsterdam: The Future of Sustainable Design

Smart building techniques have always been focused on two primary objectives. First and foremost, smart design is all about sustainability. As the world continues to embrace the importance of eco-friendly architecture and construction practices, technology becomes progressively more focused on facilitating a greater level of sustainability in our structures. The second purpose for smart design […]

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What You Need to Know about Singapore’s Green Building Masterplan

Since 2005, Singapore has been on the cutting edge of building environmentally responsible homes and structures. In their Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) first edition of the Green Building Masterplan, they attempted to encourage industry leaders to adopt greener building standards in their existing and future buildings through establishing the BCA Green Mark scheme, a […]

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Planning Board Approves S*PARK

They Voted “Yes” On September 3, 2015, the City Planning Board voted unanimously to approve S*PARK, a contemporary modern, urban village that will be the first of its kind in Boulder County. S*PARK (short for Sutherland Park), is a 9.8 acre community that was master planned and designed by Sopher Sparn Architects and developed by […]

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Open Air Homes Give Way to Outdoor Living

The outdoor living room has become a popular trend for home design, essentially making the patio an extension of the house. Take that idea to the next level by turning the living room into a convertible patio with an open-air floor plan. Open-air homes bring the indoors out while keeping the comfort of the living […]

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The Future of Architecture

Architecture is going through a huge transition that seems to be changing every facet of the discipline. From design to budget to client communication, all the aspects involved in an architect’s work are transforming. Today’s architects must deal with pressing environmental issues, a lagging economy, and a new generation of clients. It is a challenging […]

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Floating Homes for Flood Zones

A floating home, or an amphibious house, may not be on everyone’s architectural radar yet, but there is solid logic behind the design. As climate change continues to wreak havoc across the globe, floating homes may become an asset in flood-prone areas. After the 2013 flood, even the city of Boulder should consider the benefits […]

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Biophilic Architecture: Building with Nature in Mind

Boulder residents are fortunate enough to have the Foothills as their communal backyard. But not every city has easy access to nature, and even in scenic Boulder it’s possible to feel cooped up at home or in an office. When it comes to our working environments, recent studies are proving what many proponents of biophilia […]

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Our Future is in the Wind

The technology available in our current ‘green era’ provides an abundance of new methods to harvest energy from the elements and re-purpose it to power our homes, businesses, farms, and more. One of these varieties of energy, wind energy, is currently the most rapid-growing source of electricity in the world. Harnessing wind energy has multiple different […]

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