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Designing for Disaster: How Architectural Details Help Keep the Roof Over Your Family Sheltered from a Storm

Jay Libby | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jay Libby

When designing a house, architects and their clients often talk about hopes and dreams of the style, size, and ambience of the house they will ultimately call home. Seldom discussed, but always on the mind of the designer, is how to design a home that will withstand as much harsh treatment as Mother Nature can dish out.

Considering a Remodel Project? Don't Forget the Extras

Debbe Daley | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Debbe Daley

In the midst of three recent project management remodel jobs, it became quite apparent that the homeowner may not understand the logistics of the contracting and remodeling process when it comes to the actual job commencement.

Healthy Buildings: The Next Chapter in Green Building

Jane Henley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Jane Henley

Take daylight, for example. While the stereotype of the coveted 'corner office' may be outdated, research finds that workers with access to natural light and views are more productive than their colleagues who are squeezed into dark, dim cubicles.

Let's Not Pronounce Sprawl Dead Just Yet

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Few things have been as simultaneously destructive to the natural environment, the economy, and our social fabric as the tidal wave of suburban sprawl that washed over the US in the late 20th century.

Ground Zero: Memorial Museum's Invisible Ingredients

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

This anonymous little store will endure as the truest testament of what was there and all that was lost. It stands as the purest expression of memory possible: A memory encased in continuing function at the service of architecture and its modern demands.

What My Father Built

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This is my third Father's Day without him. Yet, in my world, his presence is bigger than ever.

10 Things I Learned From Building My First Blogsite

Angela Jamene | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Angela Jamene

Building my blogsite was, and continues to be, an adventure. I was genuinely surprised by how much I learned in the process. Here are 10 of my favorites.

Building a Desk Treadmill: A Love Story

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Robin Raskin

Sarah and Ben Hilmer are newlyweds living in Indianapolis. Ben noticed Sarah eyeing those $1500 plus treadmill desks --- the ones that let you type and walk at the same time.

Seeing the Big Picture, Piece By Piece

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The concept of deconstructing for the purpose of constructing something better can be extended to our thoughts and attitudes as well. Such efforts at reconstruction will ultimately allow for a more positive impression and hopefully more rewarding relationship as well.

What is this, Inception? City Landscapes with Only the Building Facades

VisualNews.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
VisualNews.com

Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Stop Building. Now.

Lance Hosey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Buildings use more energy than any other single industry, accounting for half of all energy and three quarters of electricity consumed in this country.

Beyond the Mine: Caterpillar's Commitment

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

When you think about what makes up a great company, it's the diversity of thought, expertise and backgrounds of our employees that allow us to deliver to a diverse group of customers. And, introducing women to the mining industry is one part of this diversity equation.

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Bricks and Mortar and Radical Change

John M. Eger | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

After reading but just a few of the Carnegie Corporation Reports over the last several years, it is clear that almost everything about the current edu...

Bricks and Mortar and Radical Change

John M. Eger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

After reading but just a few of the Carnegie Corporation Reports over the last several years, it is clear that almost everything about the current edu...

The Air We Breathe: China, Pollution and the EPA As it Awaits a New Director

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Paul Gunther

Any thought to the strategic trajectory of China and its according infrastructure must take into essential consideration the bleak reality of its environment. Polluted air is a threat to its widely perceived inevitability to equal and then surpass the economic and social edge of America.

Building Non-Profit Resilience: Strong Roots in a Harsh Climate

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Capacity building, at its most basic, strengthens non-profit's strategy, processes and leadership in ways that enhances their ability to achieve results.

Building Hope: Men From a Homeless Camp Become Valued Carpenters

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 09.11.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

The journey of Lamon Luther began three years ago when he discovered a group of homeless people living in the woods of his metro Atlanta neighborhood.

A Social Network for Buildings... Honestly?

Karla Zens | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Karla Zens

Remember having to rely on restaurant recommendations of trusted friends and a handful of professional reviewers in the pre-Yelp and Chowhound world? That's where the building industry is today.

Bizarre Roman Ruin Baffles Scientists

Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/23/2012 09:17 AM EST on LiveScience A recently discovered mysterious "win...

Kingdom Tower: In Depth With The Architect

Jacob Slevin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

View from the water. Photo courtesy of © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Just recently announced, the Kingdom Tower will be the world's ta...

WATCH: New York Through The David Rockwell Lens

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

David Rockwell is no stranger to the theatre and entertainment world. First inspired from a young age by his mother's community theatre in New Jersey,...

Sensory Architecture In London's Hyde Park

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's latest creation wills people to stop for a minute and think. This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is constructed un...

The Computer As Art Medium

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"Every medium has a way to communicate and our mission statement was at all times to figure out how we can com...