Category: Home Design

Architecture News

WA Contents • Apr 2, 2021 • 31

“Architecture is a powerful tool that can make incredible things. It has a lot of transformative power,” according to Nicolás Palacios, who is currently working in Emergency Architecture & Human Rights (EAHR), a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Tools can also be used to reproduce or perpetuate hegemonic positions. I think, sometimes, we have to be critical about the practices that we take.”

“I believe that architecture, for example, modernism had a very strong message behind, but it works as a cautionary tale to tell us what


Higher Education | Building Design + Construction

UC Merced has added 11 new buildings over the past four years, during which its enrollment has increased dramatically. Images: (c) SOM/Dave Burk

March 22, 2021 |
John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its new buildings are certified LEED Platinum.

One of the innovation labs at Bowling Green's Maurer Center

Students at work at the EY Entrepreneurial Innovation Lab at the new Maurer Center, the home of Bowling Green State University’s business school. Images: Jame Steinkamp Photography

March 13, 2021 |
John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Bowling Green’s new Maurer Center reflects a trend toward business-centric learning experiences…

The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand,


Trends That Will Define Home Design in 2020s

Inspired by this post in Houzz

Sustainable features and benefits will gain more popularity in the 2020s as more realistic and meaningful design guidelines. Timeless conservation that teaches new generations recycling values and caring for fellow species.

Consumer Reports Soalr Panels

Solar Panels. Especially if your electricity comes from coal.

Induction cook tops.

Adding insulation which also improves air sealing

Energy recovery ventilators

house beautiful 5

Reused furniture and kitchen cabinets

Vernacular techniques you would have


Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders in 2020: Education & Healthcare

Georgia Tech

Photograph by Martha Williams

K-12 | Higher Education | Healthcare | Legends


Atlanta 500: Frank Brown

Photograph courtesy of individual

Frank Brown
Communities in Schools of Atlanta

As CEO of Communities in Schools of Atlanta, Frank Brown oversees the organization’s mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS of Atlanta has programs in 65 public schools in Atlanta and Fulton, Clayton, and DeKalb Counties. Previously, Brown was the first executive director of the Butler Street Community Development Corporation (formerly the historic Butler Street YMCA) and director of civic


8 Home Design Predictions for 2020

Twenty-twenty might see the end of the ‘offical’ kitchen area and the rise of cheeky leftover spaces; it’s certain to see terrazzo move to a foundational material in a home, and metal will definitely clothe the most fashion-forward homes. Read on to see what else Houzz is betting will be big in interiors and architecture in 2020.

1. The ‘Unkitchen’ Kitchen

As the most popular room to renovate in the home, according to Houzz Research, the Australian kitchen will continue to evolve. We’re starting to see on Houzz that contemporary kitchens are beginning to integrate small touches of furniture-like