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Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some natural systems in a surprising way. One such number pattern is called the Fibonacci Series, where each subsequent number is the sum of the… Read more »

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Is a Casita in your future? Casita is Spanish for small house. It most commonly refers to a self-sufficient area of a home, an add-on or a separate unit on the property. It is sometimes called a mother-in-law quarters. I don’t prefer that term for several reasons, one of which is that it’s not very… Read more »

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I was doing a walkthrough with a contractor recently and he was pointing out the duct work. So much has changed for new homes, renovations and remodels, relating not only to the HVAC system, but also to air filtration and air pressure balance. Ventilation has always been important. But because today’s homes are much more… Read more »

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  Most people would admit nowadays, that architects and computers go together like brick and mortar. Believe it or not, it was only 30 years since computer aided design software, (CAD), revolutionized the way architects design their projects. An online article from last year caught my eye. The Computer vs. The Hand In Architectural Drawing: ArchDaily… Read more »

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If you have a few thousand dollars lying around and you can use a little help in the kitchen, you might consider buying Bocusini; a 3-D food printer that, well, prints food. I read about Bocusini in a recent post online at Architectural Digest. I think people are becoming more aware of Additive Manufacturing, what… Read more »

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  Is adding solar right for your remodel? Solar is definitely gaining momentum for many homeowners. Government subsidies, plus updated manufacturing and technology make today’s solar panels a feasible option. When I’m asked by clients to do a remodel that involves heating and cooling, I often consider solar options. But is it right for your… Read more »

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Remodeling or renovating your home? Wondering where to start? A couple of good places to look for ideas, guidance and inspiration are my Houzz account and my Pinterest account. Houzz  is ‘the site’ for architecture, interior design and home improvement. Pinterest  is all about picture sharing and is widely used by homeowners, designers and architects… Read more »

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So you’ve decided to hire an architect to remodel your 35 year-old residence. If you have a typical 2,500+ square foot home from that vintage then I bet you have at least 3 bedrooms. And many remodels take into consideration downsizing after children leave. So the question is – what to do with those extra… Read more »

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Advances in engineering and manufacturing have given us some really interesting materials to work with. One that has rapidly gained popularity with architects, designers and homeowners is faux wood porcelain tile. Scanner technology that can image the intricate grain and color of natural wood, coupled with the latest techniques for making porcelain tile, have led… Read more »