Ask the Architect – My First Real Question

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For years I have offered to share my limited wisdom and expertise with you readers, but the response so far has been meager, to put it mildly. Ever since I started the Dynamic Family Home site back in May 2010 I have urged you to find me an intriguing question or two related to architecture, and finally; my First question from a Real Reader has arrived. It is quite thrilling! … Continue reading

Architectural Fees – What is Appropriate?

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I was at a social gathering one night and the conversation turned to prices for architectural services, of all things… An acquaintance told me (slightly upset) that he had paid more than 60,000 NOK (approx. 8000 EUR) in architectural fees even before he put the shovel in the ground! After interrogating him about what kind of services the architect had done I had to disagree that this was an exorbitant … Continue reading

Inspiration – What is it and How To Induce It?

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You are watching a pretty picture while listening to some music that moves you. Suddenly it is as if time stands still and you enter into a different state of mind. You are inspired! We all experience flashes of inspiration from time to time. Time stands still and somehow we enter a state of inspiration. But what exactly is inspiration? Inspiration is characterized by the urge to create! You are … Continue reading

We’re building a new house, how do we make it our dream home?

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Ask the architect: Hello, we’re a family of six planning to move out of our current home once we’ve built a new house in the garden. Could you give us some advice on what we should be aware of in this situation? How do we turn it into our dream home? Answer: Planning and building a house from scratch gives you a unique opportunity to get it just the way … Continue reading

Storage Get Organized by Sir Terrence Conran

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I own a handful of precious books that I once and again take out of the bookshelf in search of valuable advice or inspiration; to read or just look at the pictures. This is one of them. Ever since I stumbled upon it in a bookstore – and couldn’t stop reading so I figured I might as well buy it – I’ve returned to this book whenever the fancy strikes … Continue reading

10 Reasons for Hiring an Architect

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“Why hire an architect?” you might ask yourself… According to prejudice only the rich can afford them, and only the less creative really need them anyway. Reason no. 1: You Have Plans For Your House The most obvious reason for hiring an architect is that you have plans to build or rebuild your house, because it no longer meets your needs. If this isn’t already a good enough reason for … Continue reading

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