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Jeff's Eco-Friendly Tiny Homes

Tiny houses, reclaimed or recycled materials, and energy efficiency – what’s not to love? If you subscribe to our blog, you know we’re fans of small, efficient housing. We’ve covered a few different examples of tiny or micro-designs over the years, and now we’re smitten with Jeff’s eco-friendly tiny homes. Like most cool inventions and designs, the first […]

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Dress Your Bedroom to be Luxurious, Smooth and Sexy

As architects who design private homes, our goal is to create sanctuaries of a sort. The bedroom is especially important because it is the place where you go to get away, relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Once the plans are complete, builders have cleaned up the last of the sawdust and […]

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Give the Bedroom a Splash of Happy with Soothing Colors

Bedroom interior design can be tricky. By day, the modern bedroom may be a functional place where laundry is sorted, books are read and a home office space is tucked into a corner. By night the bedroom is where we go to shut the door on the rest of the world, relax and (hopefully!) get […]

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Are Reading Rooms Still Relevant?

As the number of eReaders continue to skyrocket – more than doubling since 2010 – a new wave of scientific and psychological study is taking place, evaluating how digital reading differs from paper-based reading. From slower and more methodical reading to interruptions of our circadian rhythm, there are pro-and-con arguments for both mediums. As architects, […]

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Blurring the Lines of Suburban and Urban: The Future Calls for "Walkable Urban Places"

Suburbia was created to meet the demands of those desiring an escape from the bustle and noise of the city. Developers designed communities that boasted a quieter, country-like atmosphere where moms could be home with kids and dads commuted to work each day. Now, this paradigm is being flipped upside down and urban communities are […]

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What Sustainable Features Make the Most Economic Sense?

It would be great if every project could integrate the complete bullet list of sustainable design features. However, while most private home and commercial project budgets can’t accommodate all of them, they can accommodate a handful. Knowing which features make the most economic sense will steer you in a direction that makes the most sense […]

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Why the Home Office is Now a Classroom

The trend towards online learning continues to move forward, full steam ahead! This means the home office is now doing double duty. Whether you have children at home who use the internet on a regular basis for homework and school projects, or you are the one taking advantage of online classes, your home office design […]

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What are the Benefits to Integrating Senior Residents into the Surrounding Community?

We can talk about senior living design all we want, but even the most thoughtfully designed senior living communities aren’t addressing one of the most important facts: Americans are deporting their senior populations into generationally-homogenous communities that deprive all of us the benefits of multi-generational living. Our communities would be stronger and happier if we […]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Senior Living Facility From Getting the "Institutional" Stamp

Does “senior living facility” ring the institutional alarm bell for you? Fortunately, modern senior care facility design places greater emphasis on Home rather than Hospital. When architects and designers first made that shift, we ended up with a host of senior communities that looked like hotels instead. While this is preferable to an institutional feel, it’s […]

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From Private Home to Public Museum

There is something intriguing about private homes that become public museums. They allow the opportunity to travel back in time, viewing life as others lived it. Two examples of historical architecture that have been preserved as public museums are the Jackson Homestead and Museum in Newton, MA and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. […]

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