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Drop Zone Area in Kitchen Remodel

We’ve all been spending a bit more time at home these days. Are you noticing little quirks about your kitchen you don’t exactly love? Not enough counter space to handle …

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Kitchen Electronics in a drawer, docking drawer

If you’re planning to build a custom home, you have a lot to think about. Are the details keeping you up at night? Worried that you might forget something important? …

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By: Doug Selby I recently completed my training to become a Certified Passive House Consultant, a rigorous program with about 100 hours of intensive training complete with three separate testing …

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The Future is Flexible

Too often, designers and homeowners think of a home renovation as a finished product. In reality, the most successful renovations are those that are driven not by images or broad …

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Do You Speak Design?

By Jennifer Luce Hinesman As anyone who has been privy to an Architectural Review will tell you, design is it’s own language. Architects and designers use creative, (and sometimes downright …

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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., a …

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What if you built a home that was also a research tool? Rosemarie Rossetti and her husband Mark Leder did exactly this when they created the Universal Design Living Laboratory. In …

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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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Design Build Takes a Village

Imagine you are in a maze. The idea is to find your way through a series of passages to find the end. Imagine there isn’t only one end goal to …

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Navigating Architecture: Active Design

The architecture school on the University of Michigan campus is located a bit far from the central campus most are familiar with – the one that holds [what seems like] …

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“…You Have a Lot of Meetings…”

I go to work everyday with a happy heart. This is probably the cheesiest sentence ever, but it is sincere. I have found a work/life balance as a Designer at …

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