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Read more on Top Architecture Trends for Hotels

Top Architecture Trends for Hotels

Hotels, and the hospitality industry as a whole, are constantly adapting to new, modern styles to draw in more guests. Capitalizing on top architecture trends can mean greater interest from people driving by and also draw in more tourists as well. Below are some of the notable trends of 2021 that you will likely see…

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 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,…

Read more on Global Flooding and Architecture: What Can Venice Teach Us?

Global Flooding and Architecture: What Can Venice Teach Us?

We don’t have to look around the world very far to hear about the latest global flooding and architecture catastrophes. Venice has been in the news a ton lately regarding high tides that are causing chaos. Of course, flood-prone locations and cities built below sea-level such as New Orleans and coastal cities such as San…

Read more on House Plans For Multi-Purpose Millennial Style

House Plans For Multi-Purpose Millennial Style

The world is evolving and so is the way we live. Excessive square footage and inefficient home designs are on their way out. Organized, multi-purpose spaces within the urban hub are becoming the norm in terms of millennial house plans and home design. Creatively having access to everything you need within a streamlined and minimalist…

Read more on Passive House Design Is Changing The Future Of Building

Passive House Design Is Changing The Future Of Building

Architecturally Distinct Solutions Inc. (ADS) is proud to offer “Certified Passive House Designer” services as part of our team’s ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible building design. Matt Johnston’s recent certification is timely as building codes begin to adopt what is known as the “Energy Step Code” with the ultimate goal of ensuring all new homes…