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6 Trends in Architectural Design

6 Trends in Architectural Design

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Architecture and Design Trends

Efficiency is a major element in upcoming architectural design trends. Spaces are becoming more environmentally friendly to make use of available materials, floor plans are increasingly open in design, and rooms are becoming multifunctional. Lets take a look at 6 architectural design trends that you will want to take note of: 1. Multifunctional...

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Tomorrow is World Architecture Day

Tomorrow is World Architecture Day

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Architecture and Design Trends, Architecture in Real Life, Community Involvement

World Architecture Day is tomorrow, Monday, October 1, 2012 in London. Sponsored by WorldArchitectureNews.com, World Architecture Day is designed to celebrate design and architectural excellence across the globe. There are 6 main sessions covering: Education for Tomorrow Healthcare Design Civic Buildings Urban Regeneration Commercial Residential The...

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Pros & Cons of an Open Office Floor Plan + the Pod Alternative

Pros & Cons of an Open Office Floor Plan + the Pod Alternative

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Architecture and Design Trends, Design Tools and Resources, Making Design Decisions

Have you heard about the open floor plan trend for offices? If so, you probably have thought about the pros and cons. So what is the best alternative to an open yet productive office space? In this post we will explore the basics to get you thinking. PROS Increased Collaboration Or at least the sense that you can at an instant start brainstorming and...

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7 Money Saving Reasons to Build a Sustainable Home

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Architecture and Design Trends, Sustainability

Reduce Future Maintenance – the majority of sustainable products are much stronger and durable than traditional materials – this means more time enjoying your home and less time fixing it down the road! Reduce Waste in the Building Process – have you ever driven by a construction site that didn’t have a giant pile of garbage and wasted materials?...

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Pre-Fab Homes?

Pre-Fab Homes?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Architecture and Design Trends

Do you ever wonder how people live in other parts of the world? We do! There is an architect in Seattle creating pre-fabricated homes for retirees… These buildings are unique because the design takes into account the future physical and cognitive needs of our culture…from loops on the cabinet handles to three feet wide doors. What are your thoughts on...

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