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Restaurant Architecture: Building Communities Around Food

Great tasting recipes are without a doubt the main draw to the restaurants that we know and love. However, if we were to sit down and think about it, we would find that the “legendary” establishments that stick around for years and become generational favorites all have one thing in common: a great building design […]

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Texas Architecture Series: Houston, TX

Established in the year 1836, Houston is a city packed full of award-winning architecture both new and old. It’s unique zoning laws have led to neighborhoods that house buildings of all kinds. Walking through the streets of Houston you’re sure to find a bit of everything all within a small radius.  While some may find […]

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Can Traditional and Modern Architecture Coexist

Traditional and modern architecture differ in more than just style. The technique and materials used in the structure of the buildings are all quite a bit different, too!  Modern buildings typically opt for the use of glass and steel, while traditional architecture relies on the use of materials like brick, stone, and wood.  Due to […]

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How Can You Get Your Home’s Architectural Plans?

When you purchase a house, the process does not usually include a copy of the printed blueprints being handed over to the new owner. But when you’re committing to a new renovation project, having your home’s architectural plans to work off of becomes extremely important. Without these, it can be difficult to even know how […]

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Women in Architecture – 3 Architects Designing and Building

Today,  half of all students studying architecture are women. That seems pretty balanced, right? Well, when you take a more in-depth look, you’ll find that despite the equal numbers in academia, only 20% of all employed architects are female-identifying.  But, that’s not to say that there haven’t been significant strides made. Women are responsible for […]

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Revival! Interior Design and the Thrift Aesthetic

When it comes to interior design, everyone has their own preferences. Some people prefer clean, sleek, and modern decorating while others like to keep their spaces warm and soft. For the better part of the last decade, “thrift aesthetic” has slowly crept into mainstream society.  It’s no longer just for the cool and quirky.  Even […]

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Architecture in Film and Literature

Books and movies highlight our obsessions like few other mediums. Even if you’re not the type to dig into all the symbolism and crafted meaning, it’s easy enough to enjoy the aesthetics on the page or screen. Architecture is extremely similar, but due to its ubiquitous and practical nature, the word is sometimes shrunk to […]

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Design and Concrete Homes

Architecture and building materials are often in flux. Now, more than ever, the push towards sustainability and innovative design are expanding the limits of what might be a suitable, artistic, or practical building material. We see bamboo, recycled wood, and a number of other natural elements incorporated, but one thing that seems to have made […]

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Making the Most: Design and Studio/Garage Apartments

The mark of a good designer isn’t how much space you have to work with, but how much you can do with a little space. It doesn’t matter if you have a 10,000 square foot house or a 100 square foot apartment, a good designer can make the most of whatever layout they have to […]

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