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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help


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Guest Column: Blurred Lines

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.



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Traditional Architecture With A Twist

Historic house shapes merged with modern features satisfy a variety of client wish lists while making neighbors happy

Design Spotlight

Design Spotlight: Home Offices by Rob Turner

A key element is capturing what is important to the homeowners and then creating a backdrop that expresses who they are while still making the room reflect the architectural detailing of the house.

Design Spotlight

Design Spotlight: Home Offices by K. Tyler

A home office for her, a home office for him, and then there's the historical renovation with lacquered walls

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Design Details: Wine Room That Looks Like a Wine Basket

Building a wine room out of Napa vineyard oak barrels. Now why didn't someone else think of that? 

Case Studies

Urban Jungle: Infill in San Francisco

Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

Case Studies

Urban Jungle: Infill in Washington, D.C.

Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

Case Studies

Urban Jungle: Infill in Chicago

Executing a successful custom home on an infill lot requires that you build good relationship and a thoughtful structure

Case Studies

Dark Materials Tell the Story of This Home's Past

This house memorializes the owners’ previous abode, which had been destroyed by an electrical fire

Business

Selections Strategy

Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

Design

Design Details: Mosaic Magic

This mosiac mural not only is the focal point of the room but a fun way to personalize the space

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