Houses

Passive House

Passive House Design

Passive House Design incorporates principles of efficiency to reduce energy needs for heating and cooling. The main focus is on insulation, air tight construction, high quality windows, energy recovery, and solar heat management. Passive House can be applied  to single family homes and large buildings.   Passive...

Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Devices are for automating your house, from temperature to lighting to locks and everything in between you can now control from the touch of your smart phone.   SMART HOME DEVICES HOME AUTOMATION Home automation is currently at the forefront of technology. The largest makers of appliances...

R1 Zoning NYC R1-1,

R1 Zoning NYC, Single Family Zoning

R1 Zoning is a single family zoning district in New York City. You can only build single family residences in R1 zoning. Two family and multi family is not allowed. You can, as in all residential zoning districts, build community facilities as an option these...

Flood Proof House Design

Flood Proof House Ideas

Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey have all brought flood proofing and hurricane proofing to the forefront of many architects minds. I personally have been involved with designing and rebuilding homes destroyed by Sandy. Flood Proof and hurricane proof house design is becoming more and more important...

Things to consider when building a house

7 Things To Consider When Building a House

Building a house is a large undertaking. As an architect, when people contact me for the first time they always ask "what do we do first?" This article will be 7 first steps or considerations when you are planning to design and build a house....

Concrete House design

Concrete House Design

A concrete house is a home that is built with concrete as its primary structural element, specifically with concrete bearing walls. The concrete walls can be exposed or faced with other materials. The foundation and floors can also be made of concrete and even the...