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Louis Kahn's Modern Residential Masterpieces Get Coverage at Last
See 9 of the celebrated architect's lesser-known projects, U.S. homes, in a new book filled with photos and details
"is the residential architecture that Kahn worked on throughout his career. Unlike... abandoned the design of residences, even as his monumental buildings overshadowed them. Granted... 20th-century residential architecture. But there still exists a void in the historical coverage... "home," designed houses and considered their furnishings. Nine completed projects are... desk. Residential corridors had good sound proofing. Public spaces, when kitted out..."
Houzz and the AIA Partner to Help Residential Architects
Better technology and public outreach are 2 goals of the new strategic partnership, announced at the AIA Convention 2014 in June
Regional Modern: L.A. Coast Homes Soak in the View
"shape residential design in Malibu, Venice and Laguna Beach... tour of residential architecture in the United States ends overlooking the Pacific... Their designs come in various shapes and sizes, but they all orient themselves towards... of the design. While the west side is open, the east side is almost completely closed..."
Dwell on Design 2012 Expo Debuts Inventive Designs
Dry-erase decals, adorable doorbells, mod storage and a whole lot more are hooking the crowds at this Los Angeles show
"Dwell on Design expo is going on this weekend (June 22–24, 2012) in Los Angeles, and... Revolution Design House. Thank you for sharing some great designs from a fantastic design... Dwell on Design is one of the best inspirational shows we have even attended. Lots of... specifically designed to mimic the look of real wood. It’s made of 40% recycled content... installed in residential and commercial settings, visit our website at www.arizonatile.com..."
Design Practice: The Basics of Marketing Your Business
Pro to pro: Attract clients and get paying work by drawing attention to your brand in the right places
"your design practice will require substantial attention and sustained effort. It... involved with Residential Design for 15+ years, but it was mostly in a part-time effort.... to more residential design work. This came out of necessity when the corporate sector... include residential design. Not sure if I'm focused enough, but I still do both kinds... architect and designing from scratch. Design/Build firms are an option that usually fits..."
California Law: License to Practice Interior Design?
A proposed bill that would require a license to practice interior design in California has Houzzers talking. Where do you stand?
"interior design in California has Houzzers talking. Where do you stand?... interior design." *To be eligible, one would need to obtain an interior design degree... interior designer. However, to use the title "Certified Interior Designer," an individual... interior design." The bill is set for an April committee hearing and would become part... *Interior designers would be required to pass the NCIDQ exam. *The bill would make practicing..."
6 Reasons to Hire a Home Design Professional
Doing a construction project without an architect, designer or design-build pro can be a missed opportunity. Here's why
"architect, designer or design-build pro can be a missed opportunity. Here's why... Similarly, residential designers (architects, interior designers and others) bring a wealth... hired a designer.” Even in smaller projects, like a one-room remodel, once you open... great designer, D-V Design (www.d-vdesign.com) to design our super energy efficient... achieving a design which is timeless. The designer solved an issue with how to turn an..."
City View: Seattle Design Reveals Natural Wonders
Love of the local landscape, along with a healthy respect for the environment, runs through this city's architecture and interior design
"Seattle design scene. Seattle designers universally agree that the area's unique geography... results in residential designs that are unique to the region. Here are seven factors that... architects and designers in the Pacific Northwest to get an accurate picture of the Seattle... upon design. The striking beauty of their surroundings inspires blurring the lines... Seattle design are a profound concern for the environment, relaxed and outdoorsy lifestyles..."
Meet a New Resource-Saving Prefab Design
Energy efficiency and a resourceful layout combine with ecofriendly materials in this noteworthy prototype for modular homes
"prefab design, which made its debut on November 14, 2012, at the Greenbuild International... Francisco. Designed and built by Method Homes and Bogue Trondowski Architects, the design... inviting design-wise. I see no practical storage: brooms and mops for instance. I... like a designer got hold of a trailer home. Once you add in the cost of land, site... how to design to live more sustainably, more lightly on the earth - I like it. The..."
Design Workshop: The Beauty of Humble Materials
"them in residential design doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice interest or refinement... store's design was pretty cool. The unpainted drywall looked absolutely ridiculous-... commercial and residential projects. I would suggest try to keep the same tone of plywood... innovative designs but it has to be practical @silmer - indeed it will yellow with time... (1) the designs look good, in part, because they have few (and carefully positioned..."
Houzz Tour: Manhattan Brownstone Hides a Surprise
Behind an unassuming residential facade on an East Village street dotted with storefronts lies a feat of engineering
"unassuming residential facade on an East Village street dotted with storefronts lies a... deny this design is extraordinary. Really marvelous thinking and innovation. Thanks... fear" design. I grew up just a few blocks away from this site and can't imagine... retail to residential, he's veering away from these two tendencies, but by making the... Interior Designer(now Realtor) I think this is genius. It looks easy, but I'm sure a..."
Travel in Style: 10 Designer Hotels to Inspire You
Pick up some decorating ideas or just revel in the decor and furnishings of these eye-popping hotels by famous designers
"architects and designers have tried their hand at hotel design, producing some incredible... a home designed by a famous architect — or have enough cash to dump on Jonathan Adler's... him into designing your house — there's little opportunity to truly become intimate... world-famous design. That is, unless you book a night in one of these buildings. Many... that were designed by famous designers and architects. It was my favorite part of the..."
Design Practice: How to Pick the Right Drawing Software
Learn about 2D and 3D drawing tools, including pros, cons and pricing — and what to do if you’re on the fence
"for e-design? I have seen quite a few people that offer e-design services and I would... interior design and furniture design with Vray if I want to. It works for me and it's... 3d/BIM design and draft programs for residential and light commercial out there.... file and designed and built a nice shed. Excellent article. When i was at design school... all my residential and light commercial designing & drafting. It's incredibly helpful..."
Who Needs 3-D Design? 5 Reasons You Do
Whether you're remodeling or building new, 3-D renderings can help you save money and get exactly what you want on your home project
"paying for design work you don’t want? Making sure you know what you're getting before... for new design than to see it in 3-D. Rather than your having rely on imagination to... specs or designs. Want to see that living room wall with bay windows? No problem. Want... Three-D design is a fast and efficient way to get involved in every part of the design... actually design with you, the client — and present other, different or better options..."
What the Heck Is 'Good' Design Anyway?
We yearn for it and strive for it, but good home design isn't always easy to grasp. These 8 prescriptions from an architect can help
"good home design isn't always easy to grasp. These 8 prescriptions from an architect... improve the design quality of their home. These results dovetail with another recent survey... that "design is above price and rivals location" when we're shopping for a new home... that good design is valuable. What is surprising is when there are verifiable metrics... "good design"? Is it that "artsy fartsy" stuff? Or is it something more tangible..."