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NYC Apartment Renovation Law

NYC Apartment Renovation Laws

NYC apartment renovations typically need to be filed as An Alteration Type 2 with the NYC Department Of Buildings by a Registered Architect.   NYC Apartment Renovation Laws List of some examples of projects that require permits for apartment renovations in NYC: Building or Removing Walls Adding Rooms...

Modern House design Ideas

21 Modern House Design Ideas

There are many modern home design ideas that we can discuss. Here we have outlined some key examples of modern house design ideas that you can incorporate in your new home design.   21 Ideas for a Modern House Design Alternative Materials Modern House Materials Glass ...

Alternative Building Materials Concrete

Alternative Building Materials For Homes

Modern homes are being built to higher standards and homeowners are now looking to alternative materials when building their houses. Fire and natural disasters have been heavily weighing on the minds of people looking to build new homes. I think this, sustainability, and more modern...

Hurricane Proof Concrete House

Hurricane Proof House Design

The increase magnitude of Hurricanes and Super Storms have all brought hurricane proofing and hurricane proof house design to the forefront of many architects minds. Our Architecture Firm was involved with designing and rebuilding homes destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. Flood Proof and hurricane proof...

R8X Zoning NYC

R8X Zoning in NYC is high density residential zoning district. This is contextual zoning which means following the Quality Housing Program Requirements. R8X Zoning is found in Manhattan, The Bronx, and Brooklyn.   R8X Zoning  This post will only be addressing R8X Zoning, here is a list of...

R7X Zoning NYC, Multifamily Residential

In NYC R7X Zoning is a medium density residential zoning district. It is a contextual zone and must follow the regulations for the Quality Housing Program. R7X is found in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn , and Queens.   R7X Zoning  This post will focused on R7X Contextual Zoning,...

R7D Zoning NYC, Multifamily Residential

In NYC R7D Zoning is a medium density residential zoning district. It is a contextual zone and must follow the regulations for the Quality Housing Program. R7D is found in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn , and Queens.   R7D Zoning  This post will focused on R7D Contextual Zoning,...

Concrete Facade Design

Concrete Facade Design

Concrete is one of the oldest and most prolific construction materials. In recent years concrete facades and buildings have been gaining in popularity for reasons of durability, design aesthetics, and sustainability. The popularity of concrete buildings and homes is growing in the United States.   Concrete Facade   Concrete...