One of the really big myths is that metal roofs make a house hotter than other roof types. Anyone who has spent time on a tile roof knows that every roof – with the exception of thatched and green roofs, gets hellishly hot. And that heat radiates straight into your roof space and then continues into […]
Summer is one of the best times to purchase an air conditioner (AC). If you already have one, have you recently checked the condition of your AC? While the equipment appears to be in good operating order, you can never be too sure if one of its components could be faulty. Ignoring minor warning flags […]
Your HVAC system is vital in your home. It can control the humidity, temperature, and quality of the air to make you feel more comfortable. This system prevents you feeling overly hot in the summer and keeps you warm in the winter. Here is what you need to know about your HVAC system, including how […]
If your home is currently equipped with a basic security system, adding home automation to your home security system may save you money.
San Francisco, California – Andrea Ponsi Architecture Site area: 4500 mq (2.2 acres) Built-up area: 850 mq (9.146 sq.ft.) Project: 2005 – 2006 Construction: 2006 – 2008 Completion date: 2008 Photography: Richard Barnes Could this house on the San Francisco Bay be any more grandiose? In it are a courtyard, four gardens, and an art […]
The Bridge House – Max Pritchard Architects Photography: Sam Noonan Adelaide has surprisingly cool winters and distinctly hot summers. Most people turn to energy consuming appliances to fight nature – air conditioners and gas or electric heating. This home uses neither. And, as you can see, it leaves the land on which it […]
Nagasaki Japan – Show Architect Site area: 284 m2 (3,067 sq. ft.) Building envelope: 95.5 m2 (1,031 sq. ft.) Built area: 89.4 m2 (966 sq. ft.) Photography: Blitz STUDIO Toshihisa Ishii This timber home sits on the side of a mountain offering panaoramic views over Omura Bay. […]