Innovations

Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on innovation for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



Exterior, poolside, of modern mansion in hills above Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based Landry Design Group collaborates with structural and civil engineers on hillside homes to determine if the best seismic reinforcement is concrete caissons sunk into the ground, or a mat-slab foundation in which the home’s weight is evenly distributed across the foundation. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer

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Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

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Scientists create a process to render wood transparent and stronger than glass or plastic

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Whitebark, boasts a brighter color palette influenced by sun-whitened poplar trees

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Details are the thread that tie environments together

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