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Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

With the winter season upon us, it is vital that we prepare our homes for the extreme weather ahead. A little preparation beforehand can minimize or eradicate any damage that may be done to your home due to harsh weather conditions. Here are some things both homeowners and renters should consider doing to prepare for..
All about the Geodesic Dome

All about the Geodesic Dome

A geodesic dome is a hemispherical, thin-shell structure based on the shape of a geodesic polyhedron. The triangular elements used to construct the dome are structurally rigid. They are able to distribute the structural strength of the building throughout the construction making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size. Domes are..
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..