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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

Our New Design Blog

comments (2) August 30th, 2011 in Blogs
RYagid Rob Yagid , senior editor

A home designed by David Arkin of Arkin Tilt Architects. Expect full coverage of this project in upcoming posts on SquareOne.
A Vancouver infill project by James Tuer thats based on the model in this blogs logo. Expect additional coverage of this project.
This is quintessential Fine Homebuilding design content. Exploring the Elements of Passive Design.
Architect, Reid Highleys Kitchen. To be featured in this years Kitchens & Baths Issue. Content that wont be printed in the magazine will often find a place on this blog. Expect to hear from the architects themselves.
A remodel project by Feldman Architecture of San Francisco. To appear in the magazine in the near future and to be expanded upon here on SquareOne
The home of North Carolina architect, Parker Platt. To be featured in the magazine in the near future and expanded upon here on SquareOne.
A home designed by David Arkin of Arkin Tilt Architects. Expect full coverage of this project in upcoming posts on SquareOne.Click To Enlarge

A home designed by David Arkin of Arkin Tilt Architects. Expect full coverage of this project in upcoming posts on SquareOne.

Photo: Eric Millette Photography

Noun 1. square one - the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail

All building and remodeling projects, despite their scale, start at the same point. They begin with a picture clipped from a magazine, a floor plan sketched on a napkin, a digital photo saved to a desktop folder, an idea inspired by a blog. They begin at square one.

Welcome to Fine Homebuilding’s newest blog. Here you’ll find expanded coverage on all things residential design. Expect more than great photos of beautiful projects. We want to inspire you, but our ultimate objective is to help you achieve inspiring results in your own projects. Through this blog, we’ll show you how to design well and explain why certain design elements do and do not work. Use this blog as a resource in those early stages of project planning.

I’ll be calling on a host of Fine Homebuilding’s contributing architects and designers to share what they know, but I want to hear from you too. This is a forum for collective brainstorming on designing better homes. If you have questions, post them. They will be answered. If you have projects that you’d love to share send them to our editorial inbox at fh@taunton.com with SquareOne in the subject line.

Like all projects, this blog will evolve over time. I hope you enjoy every bit of the process.

posted in: Blogs, architecture, remodeling, green building, kitchen, contemporary, floor plans, additions, craftsman, cottage, timber-frame, victorian, arts and crafts, colonial, bungalow, shingle style, federal, cape cod

Comments (2)

RYagid RYagid writes: Thanks for the commment, Silvia, and thanks for following along. Can't wait to get your feedback on the projects you see here.
Posted: 8:19 am on September 8th

smirelman smirelman writes: I think it is a great idea, I´ll be following you....from Argentina...Silvia Mirelman, arch.
Posted: 7:35 am on September 7th

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