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Friend of Faux

Monday, October 12th, 2009
Those of you who have visited our office may have seen the impressive wall mural painted by Christine Sorensen. We asked her about her work in faux finishes, decorative painting (even furniture), murals and commissioned canvases. Q: Where would we see your work? A: I work mostly in private residences, but also ...
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Keeping It Together

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
We have all seen TV coverage of houses collapsing in hurricanes; plywood sheets flying in tornadoes, and roofs peeling off in high winds. After each natural disaster, officials investigate the cause of structural failures and rewrite the building codes to lessen future damage. The current state building codes require parts ...
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Creative Fuel

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
My favorite aspect of architecture, and design in general, is creativity. A new emphasis on green design and high tech materials has spawned a slew of inspiring ideas. I have collected some examples that range from weird to genius, but all are creative. Grow your Carpet with Moss Ceiling Fans with Aerospace ...
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My Summer Vacation

Monday, December 8th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_341" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dymaxion House"][/caption] Do you remember returning to school in the fall and being asked by your teacher to write an essay on "What I did on my summer vacation?" You should not be surprised that I spent some of my vacation time looking at buildings. While attending ...
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Green: Insulation

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to change how buildings are designed and built. Green buildings are designed to reduce environmental costs, last longer, and provide health and comfort to their users. [caption id="attachment_287" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Spray Foam Insulation"][/caption] An important aspect of a green building is ...
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Tile Design

Monday, October 13th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_217" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Travertine/Glass Tile, Corain Burled Beach Countertop."][/caption] Tilework has significantly grown as an art and craft with a wider selection of materials and patterns. In our own kitchen remodel, Costel Coernocut (831-595-0438) installed travertine squares cut into 4x6 tiles laid in a brick pattern for the backsplash. Decorative ...
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New From Old

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to reduce the negative impacts a building has on the environment and its occupants. An important aspect of a green building is conserving natural resources. Many legendary structures have been built using beautiful wood elements. Picture the massive beams ...
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Paint It Green

Monday, June 30th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to reduce the negative impacts a building has on the environment and its occupants. An important aspect of a green building is indoor air quality. Simple material choices can have a big impact on the health of the air ...
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