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Kampala House | 2022 – Global Design News

Kampala, Uganda Architects: Marc Thorpe Design Lead Architect: Marc Thorpe Design Team: Jjuuko Kwagala, Jacob Bek, and Gretel Uribe Campos Client: Échale International and Stage Six Visualizations: Truetopia Project Description “We believe in an architecture of responsibility.” – Marc Thorpe Marc Thorpe Design partners with Stage Six and Échale International to develop sustainable, ecologically responsible housing in Uganda, East Africa. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Uganda has a deficit of 2.1 million housing units, growing at a rate of 200,000 units a year. By 2030, the deficit isexpected to reach three million units. The goal is to provide…
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Airbnb Ventures into House Design

Models. Image Courtesy of Samara/Backyard Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest WhatsApp Or https://www.archdaily.com/923769/airbnb-ventures-in-the-conception-of-houses With an aim to become a company that also offers houses, not just housing, Airbnb is venturing into the creation of prototypes of homes. Through Samara, its future-oriented product design team, and the Backyard initiative, new ideas are tested, new ways of living and experiencing the sheltered space are explored. Following the pioneering footsteps of Airbnb, and challenging conventional thinking, Backyard is questioning the potential of space and trying to find concrete answers to apply to architecture and construction. In fact, “Backyard investigates how buildings can…
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Cast, Filming Locations, News, and More

Hack My Home is the latest home renovation show to hit the small screen. Whether you’ve viewed all eight episodes of the first season on Netflix or you’re still considering whether it’s worth a watch, we’ve laid out all of the answers to your burning questions. From details about the cast to who pays for the renovations, here’s everything you need to know about the show. What Is Hacking My Home About? In short, Hack My Home is all about maximizing functionality within a house’s footprint. It follows a team of experts as they renovate homes for families who need…
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Global Design News GDA Global Design Awards 2021

International Residential Architecture AwardsNew Private Homes, Multi-Family Housing, Apartments Complexes, Hi-Rise Dwellings, Social and Sustainable Housing, Residential Restorations and Renovations EXTENDED Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2024 Global Design News and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design launch the international residential Future House 2024. Future House is born out of the juxtaposition of residential design and architectural vision aiming to promote and award new and innovative residential projects on a global scale. “From a shed to a penthouse”—the vision is to present inclusive and pioneering architectural projects that define the present and shape the future of residential design…
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5 home-improvement projects that don’t cost a lot but bring big payoffs

A fresh coat of paint is among the low-cost improvements that can make a big difference in your home’s appearance. Photo courtesy Getty Images. Credits: Getty Images Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just want to make it more livable, spring is typically the ideal time of year to get a head start on home improvement projects before peak renovation season begins. For those who would like to improve their homes but are hesitant because it will cost too much money, don’t be discouraged. Homeowners can get payback and joy from several smaller, lower-dollar improvement projects, according to…
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SA offers forgivable home improvement loans for low-income homeowners

The city received more than 3,500 applications last year and is expecting even more this year. SAN ANTONIO — A program to help restore your home will soon be on offer from the City of San Antonio. Applications for the home rehab program will open on Monday, October 23 and will be open through November 20. The city received more than 3,500 applications last year and is expecting demand to be even higher this year. The program is offered through the city’s Neighborhood and Housing Services department and offers funding provided through a forgivable loan. The city says the money…
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Canada’s largest house and infamous northern Ontario eyes set to star in ‘Mansion Impossible’

After years of sitting abandoned, things are finally happening at one of northern Ontario’s most infamous eyesores. The Grant mansion on Lake Temiskaming in Haileybury is said to be the largest house in Canada, but it was never finished. Now it is set to star in a proposed new reality TV show called Impossible Mansion. “It’s spooky, scary, destroyed. It’s a mess,” producer Theresa Kowall-Shipp said of the inside of the 65,000 square-foot house. Forestry magnate Peter Grant envisioned a sprawling lakefront mansion when his company purchased the land for $110,000 in 2004. Plans were made for a massive subterranean…
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Home Renovation Facts and Statistics (2024)

By Jesus Sanchez Garcia | August 7, 2023 All products and services featured are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Homeowners have developed a renewed interest in home renovation projects over the past three years. According to the Joint Center for Housing Centers of Harvard University (JCHS), home improvement project spending increased from $328 billion in 2019 to $472 billion in 2022, with an estimated 2024 spending of $485 billion. This article will explore the latest industry reports and findings on how home renovation has evolved,…