Improve Your Design Vocab
- From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
- The Idler's Glossary by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell, designed and illustrated by Seth, came out this month from Biblioasis.
- Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
- Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
- Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.
- How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
- In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products.
- The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our…