As we move forward into a new normal, we know that one way the Covid-19 virus has changed our lives is the dramatic increase in the number of people who will be working from home.
Global Workplace Analytics notes that prior to the coronavirus pandemic only 3.6 percent of U.S. employees worked from home. By the end of 2021, that figure may skyrocket to 25-30 percent.
When the outbreak started, employers and employees grappled to find ways to work temporarily from home during the lockdown, and, with the help of virtual meeting platforms and the ability to interact and collaborate with customers and associates in real time, many then realized that working from home could actually become a more permanent situation. This has given rise to the need for a new approach to creating and improving work or study space in the home.
Indeed, as the New York Times recently wrote, “As chief executives hunker down during the pandemic, homes offices have become the new corporate headquarters.” Company presidents and CEOs... read article
As custom home builders in Sarasota Florida, we are fortunate to live and work in an area rich in architectural history. Being home to mid-century architectural greats such as such as Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, and The Sarasota School of Architecture movement they created, placed our area on the world stage. Today Sarasota continues to lead the way with renowned architects like Guy Peterson and Carl Abbot, as a result we are always looking to new sources of inspiration and new ideas for custom home designs. We have found 9 homes from designers around the world that are truly unique and push the boundaries of home design.
Graham House, Canada
When Arthur Erickson, a Canadian architect, collaborated with Geoffrey Massey in Vancouver, the result was breathtaking. The challenge was placing a Modernist home on an especially steep, rugged cliff. Using hovering horizontal beams, glass to enclose living spaces, and a descending, four level multistory design, the house was completed in 1963. Each space of the home opened up to capture... read article