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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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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 solve the problem of a missing backyard

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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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Design/Build: Perfecting the Design, Controlling the Build

Design/build allows firms to guide clients toward smart design decisions, while anticipating construction challenges

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Vacation Places

The vacation home has always had a special appeal. Whether it was wealthy industrialists of the 19th century, middle-class families in the North and…

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Design Detail: Moody Blues Between Home Offices

See the creative solution for keeping his and her home offices separate and private

Design Spotlight

His Closet by Yelena Gerts

Yelena Gerts creates a his closet with the vibe of a Rodeo Drive upscale men's clothing boutique

Design Spotlight

Primary Closets by Angelica Henry Design

Angelica Henry designs for his and her closets that accommodate and show off  the clients' wardrobes and favorites

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Q + A: Commercial Cues for Flex and ADU Design

A husband and wife start of design/build company and bring workplace and wellness attributes into flex space and ADU design

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