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A Warm and Welcoming Place

A 1970s House Transformed

There is a magic to the earthy, site-hugging contemporary houses of the 1970s. They were honest, sensitive to their natural surroundings, and architecturally ambitious. So, too, were their designers, who felt emboldened by new ideas, technologies, and materials. Their owner clients were not the super-rich 1-percenters but regular working professionals.…

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Char It Black

Isn't It Good, Lots of Charred Wood?

Suddenly everywhere you look, houses are turning black. The New York Times has noticed, too, and written a recent magazine piece on the ancient Japanese technique of charring wood. Called in this country shou sugi ban, the treatment is said to extend the life of the wood and offer greater protection from insects and fire.…

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Dark Architecture

Dark Architecture

If you've become intrigued by the idea of black exteriors and wish to immerse yourself in the color (or absence of color), Phaidon has the deep dive into darkness you seek. "Black: Architecture in Monochrome" features more than 150 buildings from the last 1,000 years, including works by Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen,…

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The Only Limitation Is Your Imagination

JELD-WEN wood windows and doors come in a variety of designs - contemporary - farmhouse - modern craftsman - old world. Add charm with attention to every detail and accents that reflect your client's personality.

 

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Q2 AIA Home Trends Survey: Outdoor Living Rooms Remain Extremely Popular

AIA Home Trends Survey: Outdoor Living Rooms Extremely Popular

Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2017 – For the sixth consecutive year, outdoor living rooms have taken the top spot in terms of growing consumer interest among special function rooms. Following in second and third for special function rooms are mud rooms and home offices, respectively, as interest in these spaces has seemingly plateaued. These…

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Architecture Billings Index Continues Growth Streak

Architecture Billings Index Continues Growth Streak

Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2017 – With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI).  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month…

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Ultimate Room Upgrade (With Wine!)

The latest trend in home design is the design-forward wine room, bringing engagement and entertainment to a storage area normally relegated to the dark basement.

 

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DESIGN EVENTS

An Evening With Norman Foster and Robert A.M. Stern at the Glass House

An Evening With Norman Foster and Robert A.M. Stern at the Glass House

Apparently Norman Foster and Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA,  are old friends since their days at Yale Architecture. Now is your chance to be a fly on the wall as they chat at one of the most famous houses in America…

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AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

If you thought houses in Dallas were all volume entrances and massive ranches like Southfork, you'd be in for a pleasant surprise on next month's Tour of Homes, organized by the Dallas component of AIA. The tour takes places October 28 and 29, and includes the work of Maestri Studio, Zero 3, Inc., Marek Architecture, NIMMO…

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Please help us build this new publication for residential architects and custom homebuilders by taking the time to sign up today for a complimentary subscription to our print edition and bi-weekly newsletter. 

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Metal, Meet Wood

Grain + Rod is the chic blend of metal and wood, adding a warm element of modern wine rack design into any room. Start with one or build a beautiful wine wall.

 

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All Homes Start Here

The 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is your best opportunity to see construction demos and discover new trends and products. IBS will be held Jan. 9-11 in Orlando, FL. Register by Nov. 11 to save - starting rates: $50 NAHB members, $100 non-members.

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DUPONT CORIAN

Inspired by noble materials of the past and refined by modern science, the evocative patterns open the door to reimagining interiors and creating surroundings that stand out for their unique character.

 

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Innovation, Craftsmanship, and Custom Solutions

After more than 70 years, Kolbe windows and doors are best known for superior quality, custom craftsmanship, and attention to detail.  From expansive windows to detailed doors, Kolbe offers a range of innovative, high-performing products.  With an ever-expanding product lineup, Kolbe offers more types of functionality than ever before - paired with virtually endless options for customization, Kolbe windows and doors are the perfect choice for any project.

 

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