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As your family and your needs grow, your house starts to feel too tight.
We've been there ourselves...

This is why, a couple to years ago, we started to play with the idea of bringing to life a garden room.

What is a garden room?
...it's an extra room with the same qualities of the rooms of a high-end house (great insulation, great soundproofing, privacy, ...) that you can just place in your garden.

This summer we finally built one and it took us just 4 days!

Building your house with a prefab system (be it pre-cut, elements or modules), will require that you do a certain amount of work on your site before the construction of the structure starts and after the construction ends.

In fact, most manufacturers are just suppliers and they limit the scope of their work to the assembly of the house shell (building envelope).

But you have to build the entire thing... so how do you deal with the rest?

You need to hire a general contractor, or a series of local companies to carry on the works for you.

Here are the important aspects you should take into consideration...

Picking windows for your house seems an easy task at first, but when you dig a little deeper, things get complicated.
Things like size and color are obvious... but what about stuff like energy performance, sun protection, safety features?

The truth is that windows are quite complex objects and, when choosing the right ones for your home, there is a lot to consider.
On top of that, you have a limited budget to work with.

So how do you make sure you don't overlook anything and you get the best bang for your bucks?

Here is how we approach this problem every time we have to pick windows for our projects...


When the idea of building a new home makes its way into your head, it is easy to get trapped into a fantasy.

In the very beginning, you most likely have no real plan and you have no clue how much you can afford to spend, neither how this dream house could look like.
You just like the idea of getting yourself and your family a new place, a better place.

But you know that starting this kind of venture without a sound plan is a bad idea.
So here we come in your help with the plan...

You want to build a house and your number one problem is to figure out if you can afford it. I get it.

Unfortunately, this seemingly simple question hardly ever gets an immediate numeric answer.

Shortly, this question is too vague.

If you really want to get an answer, you need to give some contexts and add a few details.
Here is how to do it...


When building an eco-friendly house, one question that comes to mind immediately is:

which kind of construction materials should I use?

There are a lot of options and a lot of chatter online about this topic.
Unfortunately, a lot of the information you can find when searching is pushed by marketers and it is not really objective (nor true).

In this article, we make the point on what is a TRULY eco-friendly material and how to pick the right ones for your new home.


Shipping container homes are indeed a trend.

We see them pretty often on social media and in online magazines ...but is the hype worth your attention and money?

Here are a few questions you might be wondering:

  • are people really building them?
  • is it a safe choice to build your home with recycled steel?
  • are they easier to build?
  • are "container-homes" really cheaper?
  • is there a better alternative to container homes?

And here are the answers...

An eco-friendly house is a type of house that utilizes significantly fewer resources than a traditional one.
Eco-friendly houses consume energy and water more efficiently than their conventional counterparts.

To make this happen, factors like building orientation, geometry/shape, building envelope, window-to-wall ratio, shading & daylighting need to be planned in great detail.
Consequently, planning and design are the most important stages in building an eco-friendly home. 

When we go shopping for food, we naturally check the quality of the groceries before we buy them. Strangely enough, when building a house, customers tend to focus 99% on the appearance of the building disregarding other important aspects.

Luckily, more and more people care about how their home is going to be built and wish to build only with environment-friendly materials.

One good example of such building material is MHM (Massiv-Holz-Mauer), a cross-layered wood panel where timber boards are joined together with aluminum pins.

MHM looks a lot like CLT (cross-laminated timber) but is produced using no adhesives or chemicals.

House manufacturers are very skilled in doing part of their job, namely producing houses.

Unfortunately, there are other aspects of the house manufacturing business where the entire Industry lacks know-how, tools and vision.

As a matter of fact, the problem in manufacturing houses is not in the manufacturing itself, but in everything that comes before that...

When you are an architect and you run your own architecture studio, your time is divided between leading projects and dealing with clients.

As a creative person, you’d like to do more of the hands-on stuff and to spend your time designing buildings… but, to keep the business running on high gear, you have to respond to all the incoming inquiries.

You spend a great deal of time talking about possibilities and showing options and often you have to dig into the past projects to show something tangible to your potential clients.

Is this the best use of your time?

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