Category Archives: Traditional Architecture

What Size Notch Trowel for a 12×12 Porcelain Tile Floor?

Placing porcelain tiles on a floor is a major job, but having the right tools makes it move a lot more smoothly. The size of notch trowel used for 12- by 12-inch flooring tiles is crucial, as is the kind of the notch itself. Each of the components of masonry possess a decided impact on […]

Dutch Architects Balance the Familiar and the Avant-Garde

The avant-garde Dutch architecture firm MVRDV (an initialism of the names of the founding members, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries) has handled a wide selection of projects, by a doghouse and individuals houses to entire sections of cities in and outside of the Netherlands. Research is the consistency in the company’s […]

Research Jim Olson's Art in Architecture

Architect Jim Olson has long researched and enhanced the diverse connections between home and nature through art and an artful approach to architecture. His strategy has made him among the Pacific Northwest’s most significant architects, well worth a career retrospective and companion publication. The exhibition Jim Olson: Art in Architecture runs through June 9, 2013, […]