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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 Heig
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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 o
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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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A Look Back

It’s been an exciting year for Shade House Development. It is our delight to announce the publication of our book: HOUSE It contains 8 selected projects by our firm – each very different and very unique in itself. As a means to fill you in, stay tune for “A Look Back
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What is Green Building?

According to the US Green Building Council, “Generally, green homes are healthier, more comfortable, more durable, and more energy efficient and have a much smaller environmental footprint than conventional homes.” Sustainable properties are the future of the real estate i
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8 Green Building Myths Busted

Green building is no longer viewed as a passing fad or some strange notion adopted by militant environmentalists on the fringe of society. In fact, the editors of Harvard Business Review dedicated a large amount of space in their June 2006 issue to explain how green building is now an
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Article in the Houstonist

  In the city of gas, no-zoning and laissez-faire developers, local eco-sensitive construction will get the Houstonist’s attention. So, when we recently spotted this article in Dwell Magazine, we just had to share the good news with as many Houstonians as possible. Matt and
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