Architecture and design trends for the future

Architecture and design trends for the future

Restrictions often ignite innovation, and this couldn’t be more true for some of the trends that we are seeing for 2022. With a greater awareness for the environment, a desire for quality products, changing work habits, and the quarantine behind us, our needs are...
Modern uses of stone in architecture and design

Modern uses of stone in architecture and design

Stone is one of the oldest building materials in existence as well as the most durable. Yet with the rise of the industrial revolution and the need for a high volume of materials, architects and builders began to turn toward less expensive options such as steel and...
The benefits of PVC and aluminum

The benefits of PVC and aluminum

The choice of windows and doors is crucial for architects and designers not only in terms of functionality and aesthetics but also for insulation, temperature control, and more. Choosing the right material, therefore, is about more than cost; it is also about making...
Functional Design in a contemporary context

Functional Design in a contemporary context

Architecture comes in many forms, with designs based on the needs of the client, the environment, the community, etc. Visuvius famously wrote 2,000 years ago that one of the three foundations of architecture is functionality and must include utilitas –...
Tradition and Innovation

Tradition and Innovation

Tradition and innovation. One couldn’t seem more different from the other. And yet, these contradicting terms are increasingly being used as allies in contemporary architecture. While tradition may evoke images of closed, unwavering ideas, innovation instead brings to...
From Concept to Construction – part #2

From Concept to Construction – part #2

Our previous post covered  the initial steps to take to realize your building or -renovation project. (If you missed it, you can check out From Concept to Conception, part 1 here.) You now have a clearer idea of what you want, how and where to make it happen, and what...