If Architects Advertised

Most architects are not great at advertising. We are inclined to get work by doing amazing work for our customers and trusting they spread the word to others. We don’t usually promote our services. Actually, at one point it was considered unethical for architects to market, and also our regulating agencies formally forbid it. Architecture [...]

Open Canadian Bauhaus Home

Every aspect of this home’s layout was molded around views, slope and natural lighting, states Paul Whincup of Habitat Studio & Workshop. The homeowners, a couple with a college-age son, wanted a home which could be amusement friendly, using a distinct indoor-outdoor feel. And then they got it. See how sun, color and fun fill [...]

3 Fragrant Storage Spots

A space that’s maximized effectively is a work of art, and people that are in a position to do it with ease are what I like to call “spatial artists.” For many folks, this gift comes naturally. But for people who find it more of a battle, don’t worry — there are tons of tried-and-true [...]

Shade Sails: Outdoor Rooms Take Wing

Have you noticed outdoor shades with vibrant, futuristic, architectural forms lately? Shade sails are increasing in popularity as they become more available on the market. What is so great about these? “Sail shades lend a solid, artful, sculptural look they impend on a house,” says Tres Jones of Wicked Shades. “They provide protection from UV [...]

The Sum and Substance House Numbers

While house numbers are a necessary part of your home’s outside, they are also somewhat like jewelry — the finishing touch that ties the entire package together. Follow these tips for picking numbers that meet practical considerations and hit all the right style notes too. It’s The Small Things… Are they easy to see from [...]