The latest news out of CT – 20 year old houses crumbling due to bad foundations – underlines the importance of using good building materials!
Concrete completely surrounds and supports modern life. Today, we salute it and share a bit of history in architecture.
Watch out! You are completely surrounded by Chicago common brick walls. You just didn’t know it yet.
This building material has pretty much been around since there were building materials. Today we talk brick.
Windows connect us to nature, offer views, and natural light, and fresh air. Some history, technology and taxonomy of these essential building elements.
This ubiquitous building material lurks behind nearly every residential wall but is hardly ever seen. We may not see it, but it is busy holding the roof up over our heads.
For all the noise made about sustainable technology ( PV panels on the roof, energy star everything, etc. ) an equally important part of what makes a building green is invisible. Today’s post explores some of the less tangible qualities that make a green building – nothing you can buy, or add on after the fact – concepts…