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Bars are making a comeback. No longer are they relegated to the back corner of some room just off the main living areas – these are front and center and they speak more to lifestyle than a place where a someone sets up shop and starts making Old Fashions for the masses.

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Scale and Proportion

June 16, 2016 — 22 Comments

For any architect, scale and proportion are the two skills that are seemingly the most challenging to master. Get it right and nobody will notice. Get it wrong and prepare yourself to be run out of town.

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Are you kidding me?

That’s the sort of reaction you should expect from me when you do this sort of tile work. And by “this sort”, I mean “really bad”.

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This is a new house that I have been working on of the past year – but haven’t paid it the sort of attention it deserves … but that ends today. Consider this your first date together … maybe you’ll get lucky by the end of this post.

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One of the very best things about being a residential architect is getting to pay special attention to the little things that can take an ordinary project to a spectacular one. Today, we are going to take a look at the front door to your home.

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Time for another round of Graphic Standards for Architects … you know, because drawings are important in our line of work. In our constant effort to improve our drawings, it’s time we take a closer look at cabinetry.

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What did you miss in 2015?

December 28, 2015 — 23 Comments

The best articles on Life of an Architect from 2015 – ranging from architectural redlines and sketching, to construction drawings and architectural juries

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