Category: Architecture (page 1 of 14)

A Series of Gatherings: The Office Community

Anyone who has worked in an office knows a community of sorts is formed in the workplace. It may be one that fosters positive relationships and a sense of camaraderie, or it may be the type that makes you want to get in and get out as quickly as possible. Fortunately for those who work […]

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A Series of Gatherings: Faith and Architecture

If you’ve spent a lifetime attending a synagogue, church, temple or other spiritual community, then you know some sacred spaces have better designs than others. The best ones blend reverent spaces with social spaces – comfortable areas where members can sit, relax and socialize before or after services. The problem is, once the event is […]

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A Series of Gatherings: Home and Hearth

Our current topic of interest is The Gathering Place. We’ve written a post about office designs that include social and collaborative spaces and we’ve also written about including social niches in senior living facilities. Now, we’re writing about designing residential spaces that incorporate comfortable areas for families and their guests to gather and socialize. These spaces […]

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Reinterpreting Classical Architecture Through a Modern Lens

It’s hard to imagine the Boston Red Sox designing a new stadium using Old North Church or Trinity as architectural inspiration. However, that’s exactly what is happening in London. Football, known as soccer here in the U.S., is the national sport of England. In fact, The Guardian quips it could even be considered the national […]

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Minimally Finished Woods Bring Warmth and Rustic Charm to Modern Interiors

Wood accents are a popular way to add warmth and character to modern interiors. In many cases,wood surfaces are heavily finished, lending a glossy surface that is easy to clean and less prone to damage. All too often, however, these wood finishes come with a price. Use Wood Accents to Bring Warmth and Charm to […]

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The Rise of the Organic Workplace

Workplace design trends are driven by a combination of factors, including how the workplace needs to function for workers, economics and, of course, style will always play a role.  A current trend that incorporates all three of these is the rise of the organic workplace. Workplace Design Trends: Could Your Office Be More Organic? The […]

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Psychology and Architecture: Silent Partners

Common sense tells us architecture and design have a psychological effect on humans. If it didn’t, interior design wouldn’t be so popular and that feeling you get when you enter a perfectly proportioned space – such as the Parthenon – wouldn’t be so profound. Even so, we how have scientific proof that the psychology of […]

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From Crafts to Connoisseur, Space for Your Hobby Is Important

I can’t tell you how many times we have worked on residential remodels, only to open a closet and see a plethora of instruments, hobby tools, crafting materials, etc., tucked into every nook and cranny. It’s a shame when these “hobbies” – which typically have more to do with who our clients are than their […]

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Don't Let Your Fence Be a Barrier to Your Style

Residential and commercial design doesn’t stop at the exterior walls. It continues (or should continue) through your landscape design, which includes fences or property boundaries. Make sure your fences enhance, rather than detract from, your overall design. Use Fence Styles That Complement Your Architectural Design When you’re ready to design – or replace – your […]

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What Makes A Space Sacred?

We’ve written before about important tenets of designing sacred spaces. From sacred geometry to rounded architecture and even lighting design, there are some fundamental architectural features that enhance a structure’s feeling of sacredness, and can thereby connect a visitor with the sacred within him or herself. However, we can’t help but wonder: what really makes […]

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