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Build House Design
June 12, 2016

Build House Design

How a ‘littleBIG’ custom-build house in Cornwall will look. Photograph: AOC Architecture A pioneering project in Cornwall is laying the foundations for a revolution in the way British homes are bought and built Building your own home is a bit like making a cake – you either start from scratch or use a ready-made mix. “The customer gets to design the cake, but…

Building House Plans Design
July 1, 2017

Building House Plans Design

Building bluebird nest boxes is a great way to help conserve birds at the local level. Nest boxes help maintain bluebird populations that have declined by as much as 90%. Below we have included free bluebird house plans, a simple one-board box that s relatively easy to build. Building and mounting them properly will help deter predators and competing species…

House Building Design Ideas
April 17, 2017

House Building Design Ideas

What we build matters and so does how we build it. Building with sustainability in mind should be standard for the twenty first century home. In this article we will outline 21 tips for a sustainable house design. Building sustainable homes not only saves you money in the long run but also reduces your impact on the environment. Now let’s go over some ideas on…

Build and Design your Own home
November 21, 2016

Build and Design your Own home

Steps Method 1 Start With A Vision Get inspired. Before you draw a single line, consult an architect, or buy that cool new software application that will do it all, consider your dreams. At the very beginning of this process, it s not about board feet or setbacks or even floor plans. It s about how you define your desires. Much of this you will already know—it…

Build your Own House Design
December 27, 2016

Build your Own House Design

The Manning family are setting off on an awfully big adventure. They are selling their pretty thatched house in Wiltshire and moving to Scotland. There, an unprepossessing breezeblock barn is waiting for them at Strathaven, Lanarkshire. They plan to turn it into a large five-bedroom house. It is the culmination of a six-year plan, and they can’t quite believe…

House Building Architectural Design
December 12, 2016

House Building Architectural Design

THE homes great architects build for themselves are often embarrassments. Sometimes this is because they remain eternally unfinished, like never-ending workshops for testing out techniques and materials, as with Frank Gehry’s home in Los Angeles. Or else, as with Das Canoas, the home that Oscar Niemeyer designed for himself in Rio de Janeiro, they embarrass for…