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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Modern Bathroom Design - Karl Schmidt Architecture, PLLC

Contemporary Bathroom by Karl Schmidt Architecture and Thomas+Fragnoli Construction

Contemporary Spaces by Karl Schmidt Architecture and Thomas +Fragnoli Construction

Contemporary Bathroom by Karl Schmidt Architecture, and Thomas + Fragnoli Construction

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Now that is a cool door.

Basic door technology has remained relatively the same for centuries—barring honorable mentions for stained glass doors, beaded curtain doors, and those door plungers that prevent slamming—but Austrian designer Klemens Torggler may be the missing link for the evolution of the entrance.
Torggler has designed a door that, according to his website, "opens up new applications for the door." It uses rotating squares to move the door sideways without tracks, completely eliminating the two to four square feet generally occupied by the swinging path of a conventional door. And it looks fabulous to boot:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rainscreen siding. What is that?

As a follow up to a previous post on the MP residence I wanted to provide an additional like to explain the reasons behind using a rainscreen siding installation. This link is to the GreenBuilding Advisor and is also a great site for green building in general. 

Rainscreens explained by Green Building Advisor

Madison Park residence. Open joint rainscreen