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A “hurricane-proof” home in the community of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, has been getting some press over the summer. This one-of-a-kind beach house, made from approximately 612,000 recycled plastic bottles has been built to withstand the awesome fury of a Category 5 hurricane, all without sacrificing any of its aesthetic value. This week’s Blog takes a look at this amazing, weather resistant, costal home that has something that you may not expect – Modern Style.
Barcelona from the Studio Collection – A fluid texture that creates the feeling of having the whole ocean in one room.
Unveiled for the first time at the Wood Design Show last month, Uniboard’s Studio Collection is guaranteed to deliver breathtaking aesthetics to large-scale commercial or residential building projects all across North America. This week’s Blog reaches out to Uniboard to learn more about the inspiration behind Studio and how the company’s newest collection is changing the game for interior designers, architects and those in the commercial and institutional segments.
This past year was an exciting one for exteriors, where we saw the rising popularity of bolder, darker colors, mixed materials, and designers getting creative with indoor-outdoor living. Looking ahead, however, this week’s Blog takes a look how designers, architects, and contractors are devoting more thoughtfulness on exteriors and the impact on the building’s design, ensuring that 2020 will be the year that curb appeal becomes king.
After many years of experience and a million miles of travel speaking with industry’s movers and shakers, noted business advisor Mark Breslin has a particular insight into the evolution of this business. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of what he’s learned; the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as his thoughts about the future.
The world of construction is constantly finding new and smarter ways of doing things across all branches of the industry. And one of the greatest advancements in precision construction over the years has undoubtedly been the modular home. This week’s Blog takes a look at the benefits of going modular when building your home and some of the things that homebuyers need to keep in mind when considering this growing trend in construction.
Why you should attend: BUILDEX Alberta 2019 This year, BUILDEX will be celebrating a prosperous 20 years in Alberta. Held at the BMO Centre in Calgary on November 6-7, 2019, BUILDEX Alberta will cater to the entirety of the building industry; from its architecture and design professionals, to its construction, engineering, and property management professionals. […]
How often do you consider your survival in your workplace? Perhaps you are one of those that believe that a workforce fatality would never happen to you. Sadly that’s the thought of many workers in North America who do not survive the day at work. This week’s Blog takes a look at safety in the work place and the steps that you can take in order to better survive, thrive, and succeed as a team; and then make it back home safely at the end of the day.
A Perspective on Sketching A review of Sketching: For Architecture & Interior Design, by Stephanie Travis Written by Jenna Collignon, Junior Editor, Matrix Group Publishing The world of architecture is incredibly complex and vast, especially when it comes to designing elements yourself. Sketching: For Architecture & Interior Design by Stephanie Travis perfectly tackles the introduction […]
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An A-Frame style home contains its own personality, vibrancy, and a quirkiness that is simply unmatched by other kinds of homes. This week’s Blog is a review of The Modern A-Frame by celebrated photographer Ben Rahn, and a look at the affection homeowners have for the simple, yet elegant, design of the A-Frame.
Since the very beginning of cities and civilizations, from the building of shelters out of rock and wood, to the modern-day glass and metal giants that today line city skylines, architecture has been an incredibly important element to everyday life in our world. This week’s Blog reviews Jonathan Glancey’s book, Architecture: A Visual History, and its exploration of more than 5,000 years of architectural progress, and how the buildings of ancient history may influence the trends of today.