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The Architectural Design of the Future as Determined by Science Fiction

Through the lens of science fiction, we can explore worlds that are vastly different from our own. We can forewarn a terrible dystopia or idealize a stunning vision of tomorrow. For many years, humans have taken to imagining what the future might hold in regards to many different aspects of life, including in the realm […]

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How Homes Can Be Designed For Happiness

We spend a lot of our time within the confines of our homes – lately, even more so. This is where life takes place, so, when we think about what we want in life, the home needs to be on the mind. Our houses, with their various sectioned-off areas for different aspects of the living […]

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Books on Display: Improving Your Home’s Interior Design with Books

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover. Look inside and just appreciate the story or knowledge that lies within. This is, after all, where the value of books are really stored. But if you love books for all they have inside of them, you know that they belong in the home. They […]

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Portella Feature On Architecture Ideas: What So Much Time at Home May Cause Us to Rethink About Home Design

As COVID 19 rages on, and the pandemic lingers into the summer, more than ever people are reflecting on what has quickly become the new norm – living at home. The months of uncertainty and restlessness roll by, and so does the time of wishful thinking. We wish that the pandemic was over, wish we […]

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Interior Courtyards

As we head into this new decade, interior courtyards are seeing a major revival. They allow designers and architects to invite life into buildings that would otherwise feel heavy and dense, all while allowing those who spend time in the buildings to not only take a break from fluorescent lighting but to soak up all […]

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The Changing Floor Plan

If you were to lay out floor plans from different eras side by side, you’d be able to clearly see and trace the changes in residential design trends. At first glance, the changes might seem random, but floor plans don’t evolve and change randomly. There’s an underlying current that causes the ebb and flow of […]

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3D Printing in Architecture

As we step closer towards the future, we see the rise and spread of new technologies like 3D printing. For architecture, 3D printing has been a particularly interesting arc to follow. With the flexibility of materials used and new designs made possible by a 3D printer or 3D printing-inspired techniques, many firms have started experimenting […]

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Aesthetics in Everyday Architecture and Design

When we look at buildings, paintings, or even product packaging, we often see attractive shapes and designs, interesting colors, and unique attention to detail that makes a thing nice to look at. But what purpose does that serve? If you’re a fan of philosophy, you can answer with something from Hegel, Kant, Hume, or others […]

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How Past Epidemics Shaped Future Design

As we face down weeks of social distancing in the middle of a pandemic, people are talking a lot about quarantine. People tend to think of quarantine in fairly limited terms these days. With advances in medicine, more functional hospitals, and a significantly lower number infectious diseases running rampant, quarantine hasn’t been a particularly big […]

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