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3-D printed houses: technology and building

I read some random stuff pretty regularly. I just landed on an article from The Economist about 22 Emerging Technologies for 2022 that talks about a new process to use a giant 3D printer to build a house. Pretty incredible... Continue Reading →

Our Design Process and Timeline in a Nut Shell… In a Perfect World

One of our most asked questions is "How long will this take?". There are many moving parts to the design and build process. What we can do is speak to our processes and do our best to help others along... Continue Reading →

Dresser to Vanity Project

Accessory Buildings: what’s allowable and what’s not has to do with use and ordinances (the accessory dwelling unit)

backyard guest house Here we are post Covid 2021 in Florida and the housing market is still on fire. Some agents feel that the tide may be turning over the next couple of years to be more of a buyers... Continue Reading →

New Codes for Residential Construction in New Smyrna Beach: an Educated Client is a Happy Client

https://library.municode.com/fl/new_smyrna_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR&showChanges=true 3d illustration of crane over house plan background with code sign There is a lot to know as a building designer. We do our best to have a general understanding of local codes and ordinances. The tricky part is... Continue Reading →

Time to Slow Down on the West Coast of Florida: Scalloping in Crystal River

With the kids getting older we are finding it harder to get them to come along with us on family getaways. We were thrilled they could both get off of work to join us for a quick jaunt to the... Continue Reading →

Design Principles of Scale and Proportion: What Deserves Your Focus?

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor Vince Lombardi Design Principle of Scale & Proportion When we speak of scale in design, we speak of... Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandmothers Wallpaper: Hand blocked wallpapers by Adelphi Paper Hangings

Yoko Ono clearly didn't have the experience of this wallpaper. I found video of wall papers being hand block printed and then hand painted as well. Pretty amazing works of art that can be customized for each client. Check out... Continue Reading →

Bet you didn’t know…. The origin of the design of a rug

In working toward my MA I am reading so much and accumulating some seriously trivial knowledge still interesting all the same. I am currently reading an essay by Michel Foucault “of other spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” a more philosophical look... Continue Reading →

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