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      2016
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    Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

    Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

    Located on the eastern coastline of Taiwan and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, A’tolan House by Create + Think Design Studio seamlessly integrates organic elements with contemporary design in this innovative seaside home. The essence of the design is in the use of local traditional architectural techniques — the practice of incorporating rocks from the excavation site to create multiple

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    BA PAC raises $13,000 so far this year — the highest level recorded

    BA PAC raises $13,000 so far this year — the highest level recorded

    The Builders Association (BA) reports that 2016 has been the highest year for BA Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions, with more than $13,000 contributed so far this year. The BA says the PAC is funded through contributions from members and other construction industry entities. Contributions include: PRESIDENT’S CLUB (contributions of $2,000) Bulley & Andrews LLC W.E. O’Neil

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      2016
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    Simple Romanian Garage Transformed Into a Cozy Lounge Space

    Simple Romanian Garage Transformed Into a Cozy Lounge Space

    London-based designer Manuel Teicu recently sent us these photos of a project he recently completed in Brasov, Romania. The owners of the home wanted a warm and cozy lounge space with an eclectic vibe that would suit their young family well. Teicu turned their simple garage into their fantasy room. He covered the ceiling, flooring, and one main wall with

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    Chicago issues $9.84 million building permit for 496-unit apartment tower at 801 S. Financial

    Chicago issues $9.84 million building permit for 496-unit apartment tower at 801 S. Financial

    Chicago has issued a $9.84 million building permit for what will be a 33-story, 496-unit apartment tower at 801 S. Financial, south of Polk St. and west of the Metra rail tracks. Curbed Chicago says Atlanta-based Wood Partners paid $15.5 million for the site in December. The general contractor is Walsh Construction Company, with plumbing by

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    This Living Roof Literally Rises From the Lawn

    This Living Roof Literally Rises From the Lawn

    This modern project with a living roof from OYO Architects is an attention grabber. Surrounded by more traditional dwellings in its neighborhood in Ghent, Belgium, the House Pibo seems to be just now rising out of the grass. “OYO was given carte blanche, which opened the possibility to focus on an ecological and compact building from the start,”

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      2016
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    7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

    7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

    Image: Decoist Privacy. The most coveted item on all backyard wish lists. Because no matter how fabulous your balcony or how inviting your chimenea, all of the summertime magic comes to a screeching halt when you feel like you’re on display. These 7 yard privacy ideas —stacked from easy to hard — will help you cordon

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