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Scandinavian Design Trends

Scandinavian Design Trends

Scandinavian design has been at the forefront of architecture for many years. Many prolific designers and architects are native to this region. Our own architect, Robert Scarano Jr’s heritage is Scandinavian; his mother was born in Denmark. When most people think of Scandinavian design they immediately think of IKEA, the big box store from Sweden...
Passive Houses

Passive Houses

People who live in passive houses live in comfortable, modern homes with no drafts or temperature variations from room to room. Incredibly, they have virtually no heating or cooling bills. If this concept sounds appealing, you might try living in a passive home. The passive house approach focuses on the following 5 main principles: Solar..
Sponge Parks

Sponge Parks

When you first hear the term “sponge park” you envision a children’s park made entirely of giant sponges. You may even think of the cartoon character Sponge Bob as the main attraction of a water park. You would be absolutely wrong! Consider the concept of a household sponge. It holds water and has the ability..
Hypnotic Bridges

Hypnotic Bridges

Typically, only a few of the world’s great bridges get much attention. They are most notably, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate, and the Tower Bridge in London. We can plainly see that these bridges have given character or identity to their respective cities.Hypnotic Bridges Bridges not only connect people but become a significant landmark..
The First Architects

The First Architects

The first architect may have lived thousands of years before recorded history. Beforehand tools were invented, a human being most likely planned and built a structure from whatever materials were available to him. We may never know the identity of the first architect but we do know who the first to be immortalized were. Historians..
Post Pandemic Architectural Trends

Post Pandemic Architectural Trends

Since March of 2020, we have been challenged daily by what is safe, and what is not. The reality of Covid-19 has become a major influence in all aspects of our lives. During many of these months, Americans were trapped in their homes by fear created by the pandemic. Our homes became a place where..