June 1, 2017

Door hardware is often considered part of the jewelry of the house.  Many people consider the finish or shape of the knob when selecting door hardware, but often overlook approaching the hardware selection from a historical outlook.  The selection of a period specific hardware set can add a key detail to a home that is built in a historically inflected design language, or properl...

February 10, 2017

This is the first of a series of posts titled IN DETAIL:  , a series in which we will delve into detail on a specific architectural detail that we in our practice find intriguing and worthy of greater discussion.  Visitors to Charleston, SC will often marvel at the grand residences and public buildings that date from the 17th to 19th centuries that populate our beautiful city.  M...

January 20, 2017

This is one of our series on projects that ARCHIDEMIC currently has under construction.  Future blog posts will track progress on this house as construction progresses.

This client, a member of the state legislature, sought a new house that had a historic look.  Beguiled by images of historic antebellum plantation homes common throughout the south, the client desired a Greek Reviv...

December 15, 2016

Like the South Carolina lowcounty, the landscape of South Florida is a lush and verdant garden.  One of my favorite locales in South Florida are the gardens of Vizcaya.  If you haven't been there, Vizcaya is a historic estate in Coconut Grove resplendent with fabulous architecture and grandly scaled gardens on par with some of europe's finest.  Those are two things that we value...

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