What’s In a Name?

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Redoing your bathroom? Is it a remodel or a renovation? People use the words interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. And it can matter to the County Assessor’s office, the permit department, property appraisers and realtors selling your home. A dictionary definition of remodel is to reconstruct; make over. While the definition of renovation… Read more »

So What Exactly is Transitional or Shabby-Chic?

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As an architect I am familiar with design styles, periods and pieces as they apply to architecture. In helping my clients come up with architectural plans for their home we discuss these various styles and related elements. But when you are talking more about design, furniture and fixtures, and if you poke around houzz.com, you… Read more »

Fibonacci Series in Architectural Design

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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 »

To Draw or to CAD, That Is the Question

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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 »

Hungry? I’ll Just Go Print Something Up

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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 »

Is Adding Solar Right For Your Remodel?

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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 »

Ideas, Guidance & Inspiration For Your Remodel

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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 »

Stone Wood

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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 »

Herr Meis

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Another architect I admire is German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Mies, as he is commonly referred to, along with Frank Lloyd Wright, is regarded as a giant in modern architecture. And it is interesting to me how all forms of art, design and innovation move in tandem. Just like the Renaissance was a… Read more »