Archives by Month: April, 2016

Guest Column in Fine Homebuilding Magazine

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Samsel Architects’ Duncan McPherson and Margaret Fullam wrote a guest piece for Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s monthly feature, Drawing Board. The column focuses on a common design challenge we face with many of our residential projects:  how to arrange a fireplace and a television on the same wall. This can be tricky depending on the constraints of the room. The article offers helpful tips and illustrations to help determine what design Read more…

Clean Energy Investments Spurring Local Economies in NC

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Good news comes to us this Earth Day from the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA): clean energy is working for North Carolina! According to a new RTI International report, clean energy, which includes renewable energy and energy efficiency, is a good investment for the state of North Carolina since $1.64 in revenues were returned to state and local governments for every $1 of state incentive claimed. The latest report shows Read more…

Fontana Lake House Wins Fine Homebuilding Readers’ Choice Award

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We are delighted to announce that our Fontana Lake House won Fine Homebuilding Readers’ Choice Award! Thank you to everyone who voted for our project and helped us to get to number one! This LEED Gold certified home serves as a serene family retreat and is situated almost at the water’s edge on Fontana Lake. The home’s design was inspired by its surroundings and uses a neutral color palette and Read more…

Carolina + Garden Features Bonsai Project

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We are excited to see our Bonsai Pavilion featured in the spring edition of Carolina Home + Garden magazine. The project is included in a series that showcases well-designed outdoor spaces. This pavilion was built adjacent to the main house and an extensive garden and water feature surround it. Inside, the pavilion provides a peaceful workspace and plenty of storage. Great care goes into each bonsai plant, and the design Read more…

Join us for National Architecture Week

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It is the beginning of National Architecture Week, a time to recognize the positive roles and contributions architects play in the community. In honor of Architecture Week, AIA Asheville, along with sponsors Modern Asheville, is presenting two exciting events that are open to the public. REGIONALISM: Sustained living through site and community specific contemporary home design When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Where: Pack Memorial Library | Lord Read more…