Improve Thermal Performance and Lower Costs
An optimized value engineered approach to framing kills two birds with one stone
A Historical Fix on a Modern Foursquare
The Foursquare is an American architectural staple, but modern building has removed some of its historic details. Restoration expert Brent Hull uses a hypothetical redesign to illustrate the point
Building a ‘Happy Place’ on Florida’s Waterfront
Designing and building a custom waterfront home requires experience, expertise, and a good team—which is exactly what this client got
The Fundamental Integration of Sustainability and Architecture
California architect Ryan McDaniel provides real-world insights and examples into how he approaches sustainability for his projects.
Effective Trade Partnerships
Seeing trade partners as equals means showing them respect by valuing their work
From Builder to Influencer
With a social media following surpassing 1 million, builder and influencer Kyle Stumpenhorst is educating a new generation of skilled workers
2022 Custom Timber Home Building Outlook
A few of top tips from Mid-Atlantic Timberframes for working with timber frame providers, as well as what we’re seeing on the custom timber home building horizon for 2022.
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
Ruvati has created a new apron-front version of its dual-tier workstation sink
Design Spotlight: Spa Baths
These bathrooms from Plum Builders and NÖMI are stunning examples of how to achieve the ambiance and functionality of a spa
Design Details: Above the Fray
In a densely populated Seattle neighborhood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks
Design Details: Stairways
This staircase not only connects the first and second floors; it opens the house to the backyard.
Design Spotlight: Messy Kitchens by Cheryl Kees Clendenon
Coffee pot filling station, wine bar, under counter storage, it's all there in Cheryl Kees Clendenon's messy kitchen design.