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Category : Architectural Design

22 Mar 2021

The Architectural Proposal Interview

When you’ve reached the stage in your project where you’ve received architectural design proposals from all the firms on your shortlist, it’s now time to schedule interviews with each firm. If you’re someone who is going through this process for the first time, you may not know what questions to ask or how to decide which architect is the best fit.  To help, we’ve put together a list of questions we recommend you ask during the interviews: What sets you […]

20 Jul 2020

Architect Insights into Designing Mixed-Use Buildings

In the past mixed-use building designs were the most common way to build in most urban areas. However, modern civilizations evolved into a new direction of urban planning. Commercial and residential architecture designs depended on separating different areas uses to offer the maximum usability of space. For owners and developers, creating connectivity with mixed-use spaces is the driving force in today’s growing urban development. You want a pedestrian-feel mixed-use building with urban access and the latest luxury amenities. Something that […]

08 Jun 2020

How to Choose Materials for Your Green Building Design

Green building is an integrative process that focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the natural environment. Buildings can have both positive and negative impacts on their surroundings as well as the people who inhabit them.  Construction materials can have a much more significant environmental impact than you might imagine. They can contribute to resource depletion, greenhouse gas emissions, species loss, and pollution. In this article, we will talk about some of the ways you can choose materials […]

18 May 2020

Definitions of Different Residential Architecture Design Styles.

An architectural style is characterized by the features that make a building or other structure notable or historically identifiable. Ever looked at a building and wondered whats its style? There are many architectural clues to consider, Each type of architecture has a history to it and has lived through several periods, gathering traits as it ages. We’ve selected 5 key styles and their characteristics to identify types of home architecture styles. Log Home Log homes originated as small cabins in […]

20 Jan 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Wood Framing

Across much of the USA, wood framing is the preferred choice for residential construction. Here’s a quick guide to the benefits of wood framing and how to choose quality materials for your home construction, from a NJ residential architect. Why Is Wood Frame Construction So Popular? Natural:  Timber is one of the oldest natural building materials. It ages well, is non-toxic, doesn’t leak volatile organic compounds, and it’s safe to work with. Eco-Friendly:  Timber framing sourced from sustainable forests is […]