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The (often ignored) Advantages of Glass in Architecture
Posted November 14, 2017 | Permalink

Glass is one of the oldest and most versatile building materials. It has been used since ancient times and is reported to be in buildings and villas in Rome and Pompeii. What is glass? Glass is a transparent hard substance created when heat is applied to sand or quartz. It is a mixture of raw materials like Silica, sodium potassium carbonate, lime or lead oxide, and manganese oxide. It is inorganic, can be transparent or translucent, and can be molded into any shape.Architects have been using g...

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The Role of the Architect in Sports Facilities
Posted October 20, 2017 | Permalink

Sports architecture presents many unique challenges.While traditional architecture deals with building straight-forward locations like homes and businesses, sports facilities are larger and more complex.Planning to build a major structure like a sports facility means working for corporations or municipalities rather than a single client. The scope, costs, and length of the project will be greater, and the risks will also be higher. An architect is not only hired to ensure the facility looks good...

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3 Commercial Architecture Trends You Need to Know Before Designing
Posted October 10, 2017 | Permalink

From art deco skyscrapers to loft-style office buildings, commercial architecture has seen its share of trends. If you are looking to construct the next latest and greatest building, it’s important to work with an architect who understands what’s hip today and how much that design will cost you in the long run....

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Architecture Trends in K-12 Schools
Posted September 26, 2017 | Permalink

Schools are some of the most complex and unique structures in all of architecture. Builders tasked with these projects have to consider strict budget requirements, high safety standards, and the complex needs of an academic institution. Since K-12 schools are such important facilities, the trends for designing these buildings have evolved. Trends impact school design by showing builders, which options pay off and which ones need to be modified. From better materials to changes in style and f...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Commercial Architecture Design Costs Down
Posted September 14, 2017 | Permalink

True or False? Working with an architect may actually save you money.

Believe it or not, this is true.

You’ll pay a fee for your architect’s services, but that fee could be considerably less than the possible overrun, fines, and delay costs your commercial architecture project might face if your building design
has flaws.

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