Discoveries of the Firm
Discoveries by the HOME ARCHITECTS ® include research & development of their own and facts uncovered that may have been developed by others. One of the company’s main efforts is to constantly update, refine & optimize architecture for its main purpose: housing design.
Some of these discoveries will simply be links from this webpage to others. There will also be summaries of new information presented on this page. For those of you interested in both time-tested and newly developing information about the artistry, technology, details and arrangements of the HOUSE, stay tuned to this online webpage. Some “discoveries” may simply be about how certain arrangements and technology or other features can save you time, make your life more enjoyable in and around your residence, or contribute to the energy efficiency and durability of your house, among other features.
Discoveries in Housing:
1. TIME SAVING FEATURES
see this related article for complete details on how your Architect designed house can save you more than an hour a day.
HOME ARCHITECTS ® created and developed the SupR-Wall. It delivers an amazing R-27 of thermal value and includes a drainage plane layer that acts as a hydrostatic break, helping to keep water from getting into the wall, as well as allowing water that comes from inside the wall to harmlessly migrate outward and drain down and out from the wall system. See this link for more information: SupR-Wall.
3. HEALTHY HOUSE DESIGN
This architectural firm invented the Healthy Home Design program, found here:
Healthy House Design.
This program is implemented in the design and specifications and details of every house designed by this company. It provides the firm’s healthiest residence possible, through the healthy design and construction practices detailed by the company. All that your builder needs to do is adhere to these requirements. Just one of the discoveries here is about healthier building insulation with reduced formaldehyde emissions.
4. GREEN HOUSING INDEX
The company created this Green architecture index to help you find relevant online articles about Green design: Green Housing Index. As part of this is the firm’s creation: the Green Gauge, which is an online interactive tool to help you understand the relative “greenness” of your various choices for materials and systems for your house. This company also invented the Green Home Design University, right here on this website, which allows people to learn about various green subjects, then take quizzes to test their knowledge.
5. FREE CFLs FROM YOUR POWER COMPANY
This design firm discovered that you can obtain free state of the art light bulbs (“lamps”) for your existing house from many power companies across America. Yes: free! Check it out: Free CFLs. (Compact Fluorescent Lamps (also called “Lights.”) This is also related to Energy Star’s webpage about CFLs. According to manufacturers, CFL
6. ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN FEATURES
The company has made many discoveries regarding energy efficiency: some theirs, others from major manufacturers such as this new stride forward in glass coating technology: LowE 366-i89.
7. OPEN PLAN HOUSE DESIGN
This architectural company has been creating open plan houses for decades. This is a technique learned by the firm’s senior staff Architect (Rand Soellner, ArCH/NCARB), while designing projects with one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s main apprentices. Here’s a related webpage about this fascinating use of space: Open Plan Design.
There is much more. This Discoveries page is brand new and we will be adding more to it over the months and years to come. Thanks for looking.