Monthly Archives: March 2017

//March

New Home Architecture: Who’s driving the bus?

By Rick Reynolds Do homebuyer choices drive future trends in architecture or do future architectural trends affect homebuyer choices? Thankfully, the answer is both. Home buyers, for their part, must anticipate future needs. Where does my home need to be? How many people will live in the house? How much house will I/we be able [...]

2017-03-24T17:32:08+00:00 March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Prefab Quality. Wait, What?

“Montage building” is becoming the wave of the future. By Rick Reynolds Is “prefab quality” an oxymoron? For many people, “quality” is not the first thing that comes to mind when “prefab” or prefabricated is used to describe homes. Indeed, it’s often the last thing. As an adjective, the term “prefab,” short for “prefabricated,” simply [...]

2017-03-07T14:21:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Bensonwood to Fabricate Writers-in-Residence Cabins

Sustainable CLT studios to usher in a new Pittsfield, MA, Renaissance By Rick Reynolds “The Mastheads,” as the project is dubbed, is named for the lookout point high on the masts of early sailing ships. Each studio is designed to represent a “fragment” of the five structures in the area from which the 19th century [...]

2017-10-16T15:53:23+00:00 March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Building Health

Can health be built? Apparently, it can. By Rick Reynolds If “your body is your temple,”* as many of us were taught as kids, buildings can be a fitting metaphor for those personal life-support systems known as “us.” But, in our increasingly contaminated world, using our own biological architecture as a metaphor for our buildings [...]

2017-03-07T15:58:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|0 Comments