A Latin American look at concrete, cane, and tropical hardwood
As a building inspector, I used to spot potential health and safety violations with a keen eye, calling out “trip hazards”, “head-knockers” and “shock threats” with regularity.
It can come from surprising places
Forget about the turtles, look at the tile
Brick seems like a stone, but stones break down to sand, silt. Water always wins.
How to frame the conversation with customers to clarify which information is most relevant to their window choice.
It's a cultural thing
Two types of newel post are in this staircase: those that sit flat on the floor and those which are notched around the treads and risers.
A faster way to build affordable housing in a tropical climate. It is a quick build when compared to standard block and stucco.
Furring the inside of masonry walls makes room for wires and can significantly improve the R-value
Living in what you can afford to build—until you can afford to build more. In places where mortgages are not readily available, people use the layaway plan.They lay away money, and then they build their plans.