Category: Architecture & Design

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Remodeling in Phases - The Beauty of Master Planning

You know you need to make some changes in your home but the thought of all the planning, the construction process, the overwhelming decisions, not to mention the cost just …

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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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Pantheon Rome Italy

Iconic Images of Italy Since I’ve recently started working among architects and designers, I’ve started to notice and care about architecture in ways I hadn’t before. I find myself wondering …

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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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Marsie Klug

Downsizing is appealing to some; the motivation to downsize can be fueled by wanting to reduce environmental impact, or striving to save money, or an attempt to live more simply …

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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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Embracing Awkwardness

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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