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Invisible Architecture

Invisible Architecture

When designing a building or a home, an architect must start with a vision that is both practical to design and esthetically unique to his client. One modern trend is to construct a building that blends in so completely with its environment that it almost disappears.  This style is called “invisible architecture” and it achieves..
Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational Living

A record number of Americans live in a multigenerational household today and it is once again becoming commonplace here.  “Generation’s United 2021” released a report entitled: “Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay.” They have found that the number of Americans living in a multigenerational household with three or more generations..
Automation and Robotic Design in the Home

Automation and Robotic Design in the Home

The International Federation of Robotics reports that the service robot industry in the United States is a $5.2 billion dollar market. The earliest home robots were introduced in the 1990s in the form of robotic vacuum cleaners. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on robotic uses in and around the home. Robots..
Maximizing Design Space

Maximizing Design Space

Most of us wish that the rooms in our homes were just a little bit bigger. In fact, the need for more space is the number one homeowner complaint. No matter how small your apartment may be or how large your villa is we are all seeking to maximize our space to make our homes..
Frank Lloyd Wright, the Father of Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright, the Father of Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright (Father of Architecture) was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. Over a period of seventy years, he designed over one thousand structures.  His “Prairie Style” became the basis of twentieth-century residential design in the United States. He was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, and died on April..
Biophilic Architecture

Biophilic Architecture

Biophilic design is an approach to architecture that looks to connect building occupants more closely to all things nature. Biophilia, which means love of nature, focuses on a human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. The term was popularized by American biologist Edward O. Wilson in the 1980s. He observed how increasing rates of..