Here's an interesting example of the residential ARCHITECTURE being constructed at the same time as the ranch house was filling the country. Farnswoth house has been called the “reducio ad absurdum of the notion of a dwelling.”
Today I consider the similarities and differences between two closely related building types, the Chicago Bungalow and the Midwestern Ranch. What can one teach about the other?
There area two distinct categories of building in Japan, intricate traditional OR stunningly inventive and sleek modernist. Here are some of the highlights of contemporary Japan.
This is a change I made to the house almost immediately but forgot to blog. There have been a lot of existing conditions here that I've decided to just live with "for now" because I knew I'd fix them later but the bathroom window just could't wait. Due to the vagaries of lot lines and … Continue reading Micro Update: Instant Bathroom Window Privacy
When I painted last fall, I stripped off the mailbox, lights and house numbers. I've got the new box and lights in place but was having a hard time deciding on the right kind of numbers. The commercial options were either blah, or a little pricy for my budget. Here's how I split the difference … Continue reading Micro Update: DIY Frosted Glass House Numbers
The front entry is like your home's face. It can have a friendly aspect or be forbidding. You want to make a good impression with it and yet its easy to miss the mark. Don't loose a chance to make your entry shine.