Multi-Generational Retirement Home Combines Sustainability with Accessibility
Aug30

Multi-Generational Retirement Home Combines Sustainability with Accessibility

When young Alex Finnell was challenged by his parents to design an “age in place” home for them and his 95-year old grandmother, he set about helping them to achieve their goal of living in their own home late into their retirement years while being as safe, independent, and comfortable as possible. Finnell saw the [...] When young Alex Finnell was challenged by his parents to design an “age in place” home for them and his 95-year old...

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Blu® Homes Partners with Maui Contractor Cutting Edge Development to Bring Prefab Homes to Hawaii
Aug30

Blu® Homes Partners with Maui Contractor Cutting Edge Development to Bring Prefab Homes to Hawaii

Award-winning architecturally designed prefab houses from Blu® Homes are now available in the Hawai‘i, thanks to their newly-formed partnership with Cutting Edge Development, the first of many partnerships in the works to expand into the Hawai‘i market. “When it comes to building in Hawai‘i, choices are limited and it’s expensive,” said Lars Wernars of Cutting [...] Award-winning architecturally designed prefab houses from Blu® Homes...

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Everitt and Schilling Tile Brings Old World Craftsmanship to Modern Sustainability
Aug30

Everitt and Schilling Tile Brings Old World Craftsmanship to Modern Sustainability

As German-Russian craftsmen who left their homes in Russia to migrate to America and become farmers, the Schilling family and its history are integral to the passion for tile installation craftsmanship that Luke Schilling brings to Everitt and Schilling Tile. Aaron Everitt has roots in the lumber business as far back as the Oklahoma land [...] As German-Russian craftsmen who left their homes in Russia to migrate to America and become...

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AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home
Aug30

AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home

In 2011, the Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) partnered with CAD-1, Inc. to administer a design-build competition for a home that would be built for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colorado. The winning design of a duplex was submitted by Molly Blakley, Assoc. AIA; Alan Ford, AIA; Kathy Ford, [...] In 2011, the Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) partnered with CAD-1,...

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Park Passive is First Certified Passive House in Seattle
Aug08

Park Passive is First Certified Passive House in Seattle

Attendees of the 2013 Explore Design Home Tour, sponsored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle, will get up close and personal with Park Passive, one of seven homes on the Tour and the first home in Seattle to be designated as a Passive House in accordance with the requirements set by Passive House Academy [...] Attendees of the 2013 Explore Design Home Tour, sponsored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle,...

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Kumar Renovation Overlooks San Francisco Bay Through Energy-Efficient Windows
Aug08

Kumar Renovation Overlooks San Francisco Bay Through Energy-Efficient Windows

The 1100 square foot Kumar Residence was in need of an addition and remodel to update the look and provide a fourth bedroom and space for living and entertaining. Now at 3,000 square feet, the 1950’s era ranch home that is located in a suburban cul de sac in the hills of Belmont, California is [...] The 1100 square foot Kumar Residence was in need of an addition and remodel to update the look and provide a fourth bedroom and space for...

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