Category: Traditional Architecture

How Many Kitchen Recessed Lights Do I Need?

When calculating the amount of recessed lighting fixtures you require, you need to take into consideration the square footage to be illuminated and the angle of the light pattern projected by each fixture, which depends on the type of bulbs you are using. The height of the ceiling is a third variable, but you can […]

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Watch Pritzker Prize

The Hyatt Foundation has Given the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize to Toyo Ito, 71, of Japan. Ito has created some of the most outstanding buildings of the past few decades, and because the tsunami in 2011 he has been overtly concerned with diplomatic efforts within his own country. He’s the sixth architect from Japan to […]

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An Architect in Search of a Tag Line

Some architects are not that proficient with language. At least not the type of language that other folks understand. We are apt to ramble on a little, gesticulating strangely, while a succinct, well-placed phrase clearly illuminating a design concept becomes an increasingly improbable occurrence. Just reread that last sentence, for instance. Exactly. But sometimes architects […]

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18 Winners from the Architect's Toolbox

Over the past several months I have been working on an assortment of posts that identify and describe different tools that architects and other designers use when designing a house. These tools (proportion, layers, relations, happy accidents and more) can help create a house that’s more than an easy shelter — a house that fills […]

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