Category: Architecture & Design

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Home Design:  Hand Sketching vs Architectural Drawing - Talk to the Hand!

Architectural Drawing vs Hand Sketching in Home Design – Talk to the Hand! Architects throughout history have been trained in drafting techniques that communicate three-dimensional ideas on a two dimensional surface, i.e., …

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Ypsilanti Farmers Market - Growing Hope with a Blue Barn Door

Ypsilanti Farmers Market – Growing Hope with a Blue Barn Door For a couple of years we have been working with some of the folks at an organization in Ypsilanti, …

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Globe Theatre

A Blast from the Architectural Past Meadowlark is exploring the world! I recently returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, where the landscapes and wide architectural styles thoroughly satisfied …

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Building Better with Science

I was first introduced to Joe Lstiburek several years ago. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak a couple of times and it is always interesting, especially considering the ease with which …

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The Classical Architecture of Boston

I recently visited Boston, Massachusetts, with my husband for vacation. It was my first time visiting the city and I sure hope wasn’t my last! Boston is a beautiful city …

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Bringing the Outdoors In

Hi! My name is Amy Etz and I am a new designer at Meadowlark. I was born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan, which is mostly known for hosting the …

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Melissa Kennedy

The smell of spring is in the air and we can read it on people’s faces and see it in their smiles. Somehow 50 degree weather transitions us Michiganders from …

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A Memory of Light: Sunlight and Architectural Design

We’ve been designing homes around the position of the sun since we started taking shelter millennia ago. The era of tract housing and subdivisions saw us bucking that trend, but …

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awkward-corners

Feeling awkward in your own home? If you cringe every time you look at a space in your house, here are some tips for embracing awkwardness and making those spaces …

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staircase

Stairs . . . they’re both the bane of and the reason for a designer’s existence. Almost every project we work on has at least one set of them. Staircases …

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A Renovated Reproduction

By Jimmy Bevilacqua When we moved to Ann Arbor in 2009, my wife and I were drawn to the Old West Side neighborhood. It was close to downtown, had walkable streets, …

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