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Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help
In a densely populated Seattle neighborhood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks
How a small architecture and construction firm in Maine became a leader in the prefab and passive House movements
Finding the right building site with no issues can be trick; that's where scrubbing the lot could help
Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder
Understanding these basics will help you create better lighting transitions
We ask custom builders: If you could redo your first house or revisit the first years of running your business, what would you do differently?
In the fall of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a day to tour two very special companies while I was visiting Copenhagen, and the level of craft…
Valuable insights Architect Robert Hidey gleaned over decades of residential design experience
"You never want to get to the next phase and realize somebody's not happy."
Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins
On designing a great outdoor program and making sure it gets built
San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules
Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group