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Design Lab: The Coyle

Design Lab: A Seaside Compound Near Seattle

Sometimes, the landscape is so breathtakingly beautiful, it needs no architectural intervention to bolster its natural attributes. This 12-plus-acre site at the tip of a long peninsula that joins Hood Canal, just a couple of hours west of Seattle, is such a place. Across the acreage is a cornucopia of Douglas fir forest, meadow, harbor waters, Hood Canal views, and to top it all…

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DESIGN NEWS

The Swiss Team Wins U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

The Swiss Team Tops U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

DENVER, CO – Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons today announced the winning team of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Swiss Team took first place overall by designing, building, and operating the house that best blended smart energy production with innovation, market…

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Landscape Architect Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Landscape Architect Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

The MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of this year's "genius" fellowships. Twenty-four creative individuals will each receive a "no-strings" grant of $625,000 to pursue their interests, and for the first time a landscape architect, Kate Orff, is among those selected. For a full list of recipients, see the foundation's
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The 5 Sexiest Modern Home Wine Cellars

We scoured the country for the most amazing wine cellars. We found some amazing design stretching from Beverly Hills to Florida that elevated the value of these high end properties — and gave homeowners a room to show off.

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BUSINESS NEWS

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly

After seven months of steady growth in the  demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) paused in September.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute…

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Harvard: Remodeling Activity Will Grow Faster in 2018

Harvard: Remodeling Activity Will Grow Faster in 2018

Accelerating growth in residential improvement and repair expenditures is anticipated through Q3 of 2018, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. It projects that annual gains in home renovation and repair spending will increase from 6.3…

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Costs of Labor Shortages Continue, Houzz Third Quarter Study Reports

Costs of Labor Shortages Continue, According to Houzz

The Q3 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals, reflected high quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors with readings of 62 or higher (index value relative to 50 means greater number of firms report increases in quarterly business)....

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The Only Limitation Is Your Imagination

JELD-WEN wood windows and doors come in a variety of designs - contemporary - farmhouse - modern craftsman - old world. Add charm with attention to every detail and accents that reflect your client's personality.

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Trends: Advances in Quartz

Advances in Quartz Surfacing

Ask a quartz surfacing manufacturer how they track and predict trends, and you’ll get a wide array of responses. While the feedback on current residential design trends was fairly similar across the board, as one would expect, the paths to such trends—including how products are designed and manufactured, where and how surfacing is being…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Design Lab: Fantasia Residence

Design Lab: Fantasia Residence

Who better to design your house on a gorgeous piece of property than an architect who’s also a landscape painter? Jeremiah Eck, FAIA, of Eck/MacNeely Architects, is that and more. He’s also the author of a number of books about residential architecture…

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Please help us build this new publication for residential architects and custom homebuilders by taking the time to sign up today for a complimentary subscription to our print edition and bi-weekly newsletter. 

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All Homes Start Here

The 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is your best opportunity to see construction demos and discover new trends and products. IBS will be held Jan. 9-11 in Orlando, FL. Register by Nov. 11 to save - starting rates: $50 NAHB members, $100 non-members.


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DuPont Corian

Inspired by noble materials of the past and refined by modern science, the evocative patterns open the door to reimagining interiors and creating surroundings that stand out for their unique character.

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Modern Made Beautiful

Nichiha believes modern design is simply beautiful. Our Architectural Wall Panels are a perfect match for modern homes because they can provide the basic shapes, functional lines, industrial feel, and pops of color that are needed when crafting modern. We are excited to share with you our modern home designs, trends, and inspiration.

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