The modern earth sheltered house is primarily built into the side of a hill or berm with a glass aperture providing illumination for the space. Shaft skylights can be added to the (usually) green roof. This is also called the Hobbit...
California architect Gin Wong said a few years ago, “I happen to believe in simplicity. Certain things call for certain materials; we stick to that and do not add any more to it. I don’t believe in embellishment.” Though not well...
Stairs can be much more than a way up or down; modern design has broken away from the old closed staircase lined with portraits of deceased relatives. They now are a major architectural highlight within a home design, affecting...
British architect and Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster was born in a working class area of Manchester in 1935. An avid early interest in design, engineering, and sketching lead to a stint in the Royal Air Force as an engineer and...
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Most basically, our houses give us shelter from the weather, a place to sleep protected from lions and tigers and bears, and room to keep our stuff. But can our living space affect our wellbeing and mood in more profound ways? A study...