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Read more on 2021 New Architectural Styles and Trends You Can Expect to See

2021 New Architectural Styles and Trends You Can Expect to See

The new year brings with it a restart and refreshes on many new trends and new architectural styles while others continue to cement themselves in both design and construction. For example, with the environment in a consistent focus nowadays, sustainable design is no longer a feature, but a trend that continues to be present, year-over-year.…

Read more on Current Architectural Style in Homes and Buildings for 2020

Current Architectural Style in Homes and Buildings for 2020

A lot has changed over the last year, and the architectural world is no different. The current architectural style has seen dramatic shifts in both scale and design. We discuss some of the most notable changes 2020 has seen and whether or not these trends are here to stay. Current Architectural Style Interiors With Minimalist…

Read more on Stone in Architecture: The Most Common Types

Stone in Architecture: The Most Common Types

Stone in architecture has been around for literal ages and there are good reasons for that. As one of the most reliable building materials, stone architecture can also last for eons if properly maintained. However, because there are a multitude of different kinds of stones, some are better suited for some applications over others. Below,…

Read more on Trends in Architecture: Skyscraper Designs

Trends in Architecture: Skyscraper Designs

Trends in architecture change and continue to change each year, and one of the most notable changes is actually in height. With zoning restrictions and higher city density, building large, wide structures is often no longer possible. That leaves architects with only one option.  Building up.  However, what that means continues to evolve so we break…

Read more on Why Your Multi-Family Home Should Have Stone Architecture

Why Your Multi-Family Home Should Have Stone Architecture

When it comes to building materials, you have a swath of options to choose from, but stone architecture can be one of the best. Stone is one of the most versatile materials out there and provides significant benefits to choosing it over other materials. Plus, it adds a modern polished look. We provide a breakdown…

Read more on 5 Ways to Automate Your Home and Make It More Sustainable 

5 Ways to Automate Your Home and Make It More Sustainable 

We’re not quite in the age of robots or artificial intelligence doing all our menial tasks, but smart home technology is getting us closer every day. Not only does using a smart home manager help save time, but it also saves money and can even help save the environment through reduced use of energy.   We detail…

Read more on Ongoing Architectural Trends for 2020  

Ongoing Architectural Trends for 2020  

As we get further into the year, some predicted trends fall by the wayside while others dominate the market. Architectural trends are constantly shifting and changing as the current definition for what it means to be “modern” also changes throughout the year. Here are a few of the major trends we’ve noticed that you should take note…

Read more on Zesty Kitchen Makeover Ideas From a Passive Design Architect

Zesty Kitchen Makeover Ideas From a Passive Design Architect

Aside from your bedroom, your kitchen is probably one of the most-used spaces in your home. But who says it can’t be an expression of you or match your home and done so in a ‘green’ way? We’ve put together some fun ideas for a kitchen makeover to make it as zesty as the dishes you’re…

Read more on What Does It Mean to Be Net-Zero Ready in the Okanagan?  

What Does It Mean to Be Net-Zero Ready in the Okanagan?  

With the rise of improvements to the construction of buildings, more environmentally-friendly structures are being built now than ever before. And a new type of building has started to become more of a trend: net-zero buildings. A net zero building in British Columbia is a structure that has zero net energy consumption. Essentially, a building uses renewable energy sources to power that property’s systems,…

Read more on Where Old and New Collide: The Intersection of Smart Tech and Green Design  

Where Old and New Collide: The Intersection of Smart Tech and Green Design  

With so much talk about “going green” and reducing environmental impact in recent years, “smart green buildings” have been popping up more and more. Green building is specifically defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as “...the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation,…