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Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Beyond Boring Apartments
Residential
Wednesday July 25 2018

Beyond Boring Apartments

“We only want beige.”

Developers ‘Cash-in’ with Micro-Flat’s in Hong Kong
Residential
Wednesday June 21 2017

Developers ‘Cash-in’ with Micro-Flat’s in Hong Kong

With its marble-clad lobby, sweeping balcony views and sleek, modern decor, Donny Chan's apartment building would seem the kind of upscale tower most young Hong Kong...

Exactly How Much Do Your “Block Out” Coverings Block Out?
Residential
Wednesday January 25 2017

Exactly How Much Do Your “Block Out” Coverings Block Out?

There are numerous window treatments available on the market today that are labelled and sold as block out products. By definition, the term “block out” means...

Natural Stone Is Durable but Needs Sealing for Stain Protection
Residential
Wednesday January 11 2017

Natural Stone Is Durable but Needs Sealing for Stain Protection

Natural stone is a proven, durable material that is available in a huge variety of options. Though it requires a minimal amount of care, it is...

Get the Best when Selecting Natural Stone
Business
Friday December 2 2016

Get the Best when Selecting Natural Stone

While building science continues to introduce new methods and materials to improve the quality, integrity, and sustainability of the built environment, legacy materials continue to maintain...

Exploring the History of Shutters
Residential
Wednesday November 23 2016

Exploring the History of Shutters

Plantation shutters appear to be one of the most popular window coverings worldwide. I thought they might be a trend for a few years, but I...

Dishwashing vs Hand Washing: Exploring the Myths
Residential
Wednesday October 26 2016

Dishwashing vs Hand Washing: Exploring the Myths

How many times have you heard that using a dishwasher is more energy or water efficient than hand washing your dishes? Pretty much every time you...

Residential
Jan 31 2018
Ikea's Flat-pack Pioneer Dies, 91

Swede Ingvar Kamprad, the billionaire founder of the IKEA retail empire whose cheap, functional furniture is a feature of homes around the world, has died at...

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Residential
Jan 19 2018
Ryerson Architecture Students Tackle Student Housing Crisis

Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is hosting this years edition of its annual collaborative exercise, CEx18 DWELL, focused on increasing the housing capacity for students...

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