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Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park


July 16, 2017, 8:17 pm

Step inside the world of Robert Allerton Park in central Illinois and discover the rich history and surprising stories of the stately home, formal gardens, and woodland trails that make up this n... Read more »

Not sure what this could be...?


April 13, 2016, 1:29 am

I'm hoping someone can provide some answers on this. I'm actually a little creeped out by it... My husband bought a home years and years before I met him as an investment property. There have been va... Read more »

Patio Cover Question (Ledger Board Placement)


February 23, 2016, 5:35 pm

Hello First time posting. I need to install a patio cover, however the eves of my roof are too low to give me the height I require at the end (14 ft) of the patio cover. What are my options? I DO NOT... Read more »

How heavy a safe can I have upstairs?


August 12, 2015, 1:01 am

x-no-archive: yes I've been having a hard time trying to find an answer to this. I read something ( written by an engineer ) that said new homes are rated for 75 - 80 pounds per square foot in up... Read more »

Job Opportunity : Placemaking


December 12, 2014, 3:53 pm

Hello We are looking to add a Architect with an interest in placemaking , landsca pe and urbanism with minimum 1 year experience in urban design , developing construction drawings, site supervis... Read more »

Mudhif House


September 4, 2013, 1:56 am

http://pyramidbeach.com/2011/07/19/mudhif-houses/ Apparently, they are entirely built out of reeds and nothing else. No windows. There may be reed houses of different styles to be found elsewhere a... Read more »

Should I replace casement windows with double hung


September 1, 2013, 2:45 am

The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficie... Read more »

BUILDING BETTER: Certificate Course for Sustainable Building Practices and ...


May 14, 2013, 5:11 am

Centre for Science and Environment’s Sustainable Buildings Programme is o rganizing 5 day training on Green buildings. The programme aims to enable p articipants to adopt a common sense approach ... Read more »

Thailand Dome Home


May 13, 2013, 8:18 pm

Kinda neat, built similar to an Igloo. No rules, cheap prices, just do it. http://www.steveareen.com/domehomecreation/index.html Read more »

light transmitting concrete = thermal mass?


March 13, 2013, 5:25 pm

Hi, All, Does light transmitting concrete still act as a thermal mass, or does the included glass nix that property...? TIA! - Kris K. Here are images: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22light+... Read more »

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Tearing Roof Off Single-Wide Mobile Home??

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Hi- Here is the situation. We have a single-wide mobile home that was built in the mid 80's approximatly 14*70. About 15 years ago we had a house built around the mobile home adding on another 14*... Read more »

Why don't people sit out on their balconies?

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Who I am: a non-fiction writer in Perth, Australia, who sometimes just gets curious about something. What has me wondering this time is this: tens of thousands of balconies around Perth, almost nev... Read more »

Looking for pictures of the Seagram Building / Bilder vom Seagram Building ...

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Hi, I´m doing my diploma in interior architecture and for this I need pictures/plans of the Seagram Building, especially of the Brasserie designed by Phillip Johnson, witch was below the Seagram... Read more »

Mahogany vs Pine Interior Doors

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I'm debating whether to go through the trouble of using mahogany interior doors instead of pine. Pine is very common in this area, mahogany is not. I have to travel about 3 hours to see the doors,... Read more »

concrete block fence footer.

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------------------------------------- I want to build a concrete block fence 6 to 8 feet high in FL. Does anyone have any idea how thick, and how deep the footer needs to be. I know there are many ... Read more »

What is a res bar?

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I work in an architectural practice and have heard the term 'res bar' mentioned quite a few times recently. I'm assuming it's related to sound and the dampening of, in a wall. Does anybody know w... Read more »

Cat.5 Tornado-Proof houses

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Greensburg, Kansas just got wiped out. There is need in the tornado-belt for tornado-proof houses. I think it can be done and done cost affordably. The grain elevator survived. It is a cylinderica... Read more »

Form Follows Function (cough) FUNGUS

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I promised an article on this subject last year but cannot recall having delivered same. Anyway here it is for your enjoyment. www.fungitecture.com/formfollowsfungus.html Read more »

Who was it that was interested in shipping container architecture?

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There are a number of models of them in Google SketchUp's 3D Warehouse. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=895b4969d1aaf97ba9397e1578d74fcc&ct=mdcc R Read more »

Building Code Height and Area Limitations

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Hello All, I have created a calculator that checks Building Height and Area in compliance with the Building Codes for buildings up to 6 stories, with up to 4 occupancy groups at each level. It also c... Read more »

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