17 Oct
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Designing A Buildings Entrance

Entrances can make great first impressions . . . or not. This video shows examples of fun transition zones between the exterior and interior of a space.

04 Oct

Changing the window type alters both the view outside, and the environment inside the room.

04 Oct

Door types and arrangements are endless!

04 Oct

Make hallways fun and interesting!

04 Oct

Interior Lighting can add life to your building, and the people in it.

20 Sep

Daylighting is the practice of placing windows or other openings so that during the day natural light provides effective internal lighting. Particular attention is given to daylighting while designing a building when the aim is to maximize visual comfort or to reduce energy use.

25 Aug
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COLOR PSYCHOLOGY

Colors influence how you feel – energized, calm, cheery, relaxed, intense, even depressed

Not just hue, but saturation, tint and brightness. Hue – pure color, tint is original color + white (lighter than original color), shade is original color + black (darker than original color), saturation defines a range from pure color to gray

Just as no two people are alike, different people will perceive the same color differently. Can be related to memories or specific feelings associated with a certain color.

 

18 Apr
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A Cabin Story

Story by Molly Hoeg, / Photos by Jack Rendulich

“Wanna come up to the cabin?” It was a phrase I always wanted to hear from my friend Kay when we were kids growing up in Duluth.

I loved doing the Minnesota thing, going up to her family cabin north of the city for a weekend or a week. That cabin stayed in my memories, even as time and distance separated Kay and me.

Little did I know, 50 years later when our friendship was rekindled, those same words would still thrill me.

Much has changed, of course, in the intervening years. The cabin I remember was built in 1960 by Kay Harris’ grandparents, Gertrude and Norman Johnston, as a family retreat. 

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