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Rice University Exhibition: Honored for Architectural Design

Our team at Shade House Development is very excited and honored to announce that we have been selected by Rice University to be a part of their upcoming architectural design seminar and exhibition. Tokyo’s world-renowned architect, Atelier Bow Wow helped in making the decision to incl
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Ways that You Can Help in Custom Home Design

We want to partner with you to build you the best possible custom home that will work well with your family and your lifestyle. Our architects are ready to design your home so that it is beautiful and comfortable for you. Building a home takes everyone’s cooperation. Here’s how you ca
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What Is LEED Certification?

If you’ve been searching for green alternatives and eco-friendly building options, you’ve probably found many websites and businesses promoting a LEED certification. Shade House Development is certainly one of them! But what does this certification actually mean? We’re here to give yo
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Welcome to the Shade House Development Blog!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for your continued business and our potential customers for your consideration! We love creating beautiful, custom homes using the unique design build process, and appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your comm
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A Clear and Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds

If you know us, you know that we are actually full time designers, full time builders…AND full time animal-rescuers. On top or our design + build firm, we own a non-profit organization of rescuing and providing food and home for the local strays here in the Houston’s Heights. We are p
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Through the Seasons

Outstanding among others, Row on 25th is a development consisting of nine houses. Deceptively minimal, the homes rejuvenate the style of old row houses with touches of light, air, and brilliance. Clean white walls that stretch from floor to ceiling speak a simple vocabulary of sharp l
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Reclaimed

Wood is one of America’s oldest and most beloved building materials. It is the same strong, economical, abundant resource our forefathers used. Today, large quantities of wood are reused pieces. More and more people are choosing to reclaim wood because of the numerous benefits of doin
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Rem Koolhaas

Rice Design Alliance (RDA) is featuring architect Rem Koolhaas as their centennial speaker. Looking forward to this amazing opportunity to hear him lecture this Thursday on the future of architecture. Read more about it here. Hope to see all you RDA members there!  
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Cat Spring

A Look Back (from our book, HOUSE) The clients for this home were inspirational. Although they were never schooled in design, their very tone and feeling, their lifestyle, and what this house represented to their family created a wealth of meaning and purpose on which to draw.    
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