Category: Architecture (page 2 of 14)

Comparing The Similiarities and Differences of a Few Boston Neighborhoods

Even without a tourist pamphlet or the guiding light of a native resident, a walk through Boston neighborhoods tells any first-timer the story of Boston’s rich and diverse history. There is Beacon Hill, which began its development in the late-18th century, where the northern slope was built to house former slaves, sailors and artists. Then […]

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Egress: Do You Know How to Safely Exit Your Workplace?

Are you one of those people who reads a magazine as the flight attendant gives the safety spiel for the 100th time? Do you even glance at the emergency exit route maps posted on hotel doors? It’s easy to keep the “It won’t happen to me” attitude, until it’s happening. Then, you’ll wish with all […]

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Leslie Saul Guest Blogger – UBLA: What Do Landscape Architect Do?

When Leslie Saul & Associates invited us to write a guest blog, we jumped at the opportunity. One does not say “no” to a firm whose mission is to “make the world a better place in which to work, play, age, live, and learn!” According to Wikipedia, landscape architecture is “a multi-disciplinary field, incorporating aspects […]

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Textile Homes Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was an iconic artist, architect and interior designer but, above all that, he had a practical and humorous nature that belies that grandeur often placed on those with his level of public stature. Consider this quote of his, regarding his interest in exploring the use of concrete blocks to create four, famous, textile […]

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Rotating Architecture Home Trends by Next Office

Turntables and other rotating structural features have been used to increase efficiency since the wheel’s invention. Consider the lazy Susan for large family dining scenarios, rotating shelves in less-accessible corner kitchen cabinets or the railroad and car turntables that improve a vehicle’s ability to enter, turn and exit small areas. Now, similar technology – implemented […]

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Comparison of WXY's Beach Pavilion and The Corbusier Chapel

If you’re an architecture aficionado, you derive great pleasure from seeing how two different buildings – seemingly unrelated – can have so many similarities in their design, form and feel. Such was the case for us when we first saw WXY’s Beach Pavilion, built as part of Quennell Rothschild’s master plan. The pure, white aesthetic, gentle curves […]

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Leslie Talks: Eye Catching Design Comparisons

Work space designers continue to innovate to meet the demands of the modern workplace and to remain consistent with current architecture and interior design trends. There are several ways this has influenced both office and public building designs, including the use of innovative, transparent walls or dividers that meet the demands for both privacy and […]

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Promoting Healthier Workplaces With Beautiful and Functional Staircase Design

There’s no doubt about it; obesity in America has become an epidemic. Recent statistics tell us one-third of all Americans are obese and more than 70% are overweight. It’s well and good to encourage people to eat healthier, park further away from buildings or to take the stairs. However, we wonder what it would look […]

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Leslie Saul Explains: Designing Harmonious Outdoor Spaces

Designing harmonious outdoor spaces allows natural surroundings to become an extension of interior living spaces. Ideally, each stage of your outdoor design will transition to the next, so a dining or living area will open to a patio or transitional space, which will lead to a lawn or garden space, which leads to a pool […]

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A Look at Niche Retirement Communities

They say that birds of a feather flock together, and that is increasingly the case in niche retirement communities. Gone are the days when you move into your new retirement community and hope to find people like you. These days, all you have to do is identify your primary interests and odds are there is […]

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