Printing Architectural 3D Models

Printing Architectural 3D Models

Architects use 3D printers to explore ideas and for the last two weeks, we have been experimenting with the process for one of our residential projects.

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The Front Door Experience

The Front Door Experience

The path leading up to the Front Door to any home should be a memorable experience – it’s a high-touch and memorable area that deserves extra attention

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Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

This is Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design – where we will be talking about the decisions that go into designing a proper shower

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Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

“Addition by Subtraction” was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution.

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Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be added to the “mostly” completed list is my fireplace. Let’s make this clear right from the beginning – I despise my fireplace in the way that Harry Potter despises Voldemort … it is absolute and with malice.

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Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing.

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Surprise! I’m Starting a Residential Studio

Surprise! I’m Starting a Residential Studio

I really enjoyed the 20+ years I spent working with people (who typically became my friends) to design their dream houses. Of all the things that changed when I left my last firm and slid on over to BOKA Powell, the only thing I’ve really missed was working on residential projects. You might not know this about me but I generally like people and the best part of doing residential work is the time spent going through the process with the people who have hired me to go on this journey with them. A couple of weeks ago, after thinking about it for slightly longer, I decided to approach a few key individuals in my office and introduce the idea of allowing me to take on residential projects … which is kind of a big deal for a firm of 120 people that focuses on commercial work.

With almost no discussion, the response when I brought it up to my inner circle was an instant “Yes”, almost it as if it was ridiculous that I would need to ask the question.

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057: Renovating your House

057: Renovating your House

Leaving your mark on the place where you live is built into the DNA of most architects and designers. This can manifest itself in many different ways but for many of us, working on the place where we live is the most obvious choice. Today we are talking about Renovating your House – the good, the bad, and (hopefully not) the ugly.

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Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of “raw hot dog”) and I’m here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing.

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056: Starting A Design Firm

056: Starting A Design Firm

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own design firm, maybe you’ve just graduated from school, perhaps you’ve worked for another firm and seen first-hand what not to do and decided it’s time to go out on your own, today is the show for you because today’s topic is “Starting a Design Firm”.

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