Category: To Live (page 2 of 5)

Buyers Remorse for a Green Home?

While green design is touted across the design and build spectrum as the wave of the future, the real proof is in the proverbial pudding; it’s only in the last decade that homeowners have had the chance to evaluate whether their decision to build – or buy – a green home was worth the extra […]

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LS&A Awarded 2 "Best of Houzz 2014" Badges!

Our offices here at Leslie Saul & Associates Architecture and Interiors are abuzz with excitement. We were recently awarded two award badges by Houzz, including “Best of Houzz in Design” and “Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction.” One of the most satisfying elements about winning these awards is that they are voted on by more […]

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In Honor of the Chinese New Year, Let's Talk Feng Shui

In honor of the Chinese New Year, we wanted to highlight how feng shui principles can affect architecture and interior design. This ancient way of thinking about how the location, orientation, and design of our living spaces affects life energy has existed for thousands of years. The idea is that our Qi, or life force, […]

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Staying Warm in Winter: Hot Tubs and Saunas

As an architectural firm who works in both Boston and Miami, we are spoiled. When things get too cold for us up north, we can migrate south and enjoy warmer horizons. If you don’t have the freedom to head to the tropics every time the mercury drops below your comfort zone, consider private home design […]

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Sound Check: Acoustical Insulation

Sustainable urban developments are dependent upon efficient, functional, and smaller multi-family living spaces. While many people love the idea of living in a pedestrian friendly downtown, they balk when they consider being surrounded by the noise created in urban settings. Acoustical insulation is the solution to maintaining the peace and tranquility provided by rural living, […]

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Techstyle Haus: Built by Brown and RISD Students

The next time you hear someone bemoaning, “this next generation,” tell them to head to France in July of 2014. While there, they can visit the Palace of Versailles, where an international design competition will be taking place. This particular competition will feature green designs built by college students around the world. Techstyle Haus, built by […]

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Looking Back on Our Non-Profit Design Projects

Amidst the excitement of the holidays, we enjoy taking time to contemplate the years behind us. This year, Leslie Saul & Associates Architecture and Interiors would like to revisit our work on non-profit design projects. These projects are a way to give back to our Boston community as well as the world at large. Ronald […]

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LS&A Celebrates 21 Years on this Winter Solstice…Bring on the Light!

While the rest of the world celebrates Winter Solstice on the 21st of December, Leslie Saul & Associates Architecture and Interiors will celebrate our 21st birthday. By that time of year, most of us are feeling restless from the lack of natural daylight. Hence why all Winter holidays use lights in their celebration. The days […]

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Affordable Net-Zero Energy Homes?!

Does the term “affordable net-zero energy home” seem like an oxymoron to you? Don’t be afraid to be green! One of the drawbacks to green design is that it can be more costly than traditional design and build methods. Fortunately, we know that the payback time for green initiatives is getting shorter and shorter as technology […]

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Should New Construction "Be of Our Time"?

Architects are artists to the core. We live to create fresh designs, implementing modern innovation with our own creative twists. As such, architectural design trends are in constant flux. Our clients, however, have their own tastes and preferences that may or may not align with current building trends. People are often comfortable with the familiar, […]

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