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The Art of Weaving Custom Homes into the Urban Fabric

These homes demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of custom urban infill


Case Studies

A Pittsburgh Rowhouse With a View

Working mostly within the city limits but in a variety of neighborhoods on different building types, architect Darren Lloyd says every project is instructive for projects that follow, regardless of type.



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Case Studies

A Pittsburgh Rowhouse With a View

Working mostly within the city limits but in a variety of neighborhoods on different building types, architect Darren Lloyd says every project is instructive for projects that follow, regardless of type.

Case Studies

Cool Desert Design in Tucson

One characteristic common to infill lots is variety. “Infill lots vary depending on what part of the city they’re in,” says architect Luis Ibarra, co…

Project Management

Site-Specific Design: What It Means to Design for Place

Designing custom homes to preserve and enhance the natural qualities of a site

Architecture

A London Pub on the Lake

This custom home on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka incorporates the homeowners' love for London into its antique walnut bar

Construction

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.

Construction

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

Design

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.

Case Studies

Case Study: Opening Up a Former Apartment Building

The architects of a San Francisco home arrive at a smart solution to address the problem of a missing backyard

Design

Design/Build: High Design Hopes

Learn how a Minneapolis design/build firm convinced clients that less is more for their custom-built home

Design Details

Design Details: Above the Fray

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks

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