Keith Lockwood

28 Flips | 5 Magazines | 5 Likes | 1 Follower | @KeithLockwo2016 | Retired Area Building Surveyor with a love of photography

Small, Row Houses

Living on the west coast, I don’t see too many <b>row houses</b>. Sure, there are some in San Francisco (the famous “Painted Ladies”), but that’s about the …

​9 garden glorifying gazebos you'll love

When thinking about adding some garden features, we are spoiled for choice: fountains, lighting, decorative statues, plant pots…<p>However, it is our …

4 Design Elements That Cooled Houses Before the Invention of Air Conditioning

Floor plans maximized air flow.<p>Home air-conditioning units have been available to the wealthy since 1914, but they didn't reach the middle class until the post-World War II economic boom, when they became standard in suburban developments.<p>That wasn't that long ago, which begs the question, …

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How to Increase Curb Appeal for a Craftsman-Style Home

The Craftsman-style home is one of the most charming (and popular) home styles in America, and it’s no wonder — from the rich, earthy colors to the beautiful architectural details and warm, welcoming front porch, there’s a lot to love about Craftsman homes. Make your Craftsman-style home look its …

The suburban home with opulent flair

When we think of suburban dwellings, our minds generally stray to run-of-the-mill houses that are often lacking a sense of individuality or …

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Lambeth Marsh House / Fraher Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Lambeth Marsh House had been left unoccupied for over 10 years and is a two storey listed house situated …

Jaguar takes over Le Mans Classic... with 100 cars

Welcome to the Le Mans Classic, the bi-annual heritage event that follows the modern Le Mans a fortnight after Webber and co. have gone home. Cars …

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Enerphit: the passive house approach to deep retrofit

While the principles of low energy building apply equally for new build and upgrades, the reality is that hitting passive levels becomes much …

Is this Lamborghini's hardcore Huracan?

Let’s just take a moment to look at the Lamborghini prototype in the pictures above before we begin some moderately educated - but ultimately …

Review: Ford Mustang V8 Convertible in the UK

<b>‘Murica.</b><p>Yes indeed. Meet the manual, V8-engined, right-hand-drive, convertible version of Ford’s new Mustang. And it’s an interesting bit of cake.<p><b>How</b> …

These prefab homes can be built in three weeks

How do you construct a custom-built terraced house in three weeks? Swap traditional materials such as bricks and mortar for prefabricated wooden …

FAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecte

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge …

Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

It's Hard To Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out Of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it <i>is</i> getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work – like the team of Australian researchers that recently figured out a way to turn …

Tamalpais Residence / Zack de Vito Architecture + Construction

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The goals for this project were multi-faceted and ambitious- Design a new, modern, sustainable and …

This Oklahoma Couple Ditched Their Big City Home to Build a 'Not-So-Big House'

After a put-things-in-perspective vacation, a city-dwelling Oklahoma couple decided to pare down.<p>The idea for Josh and Katie McCullocks' 1,000-square-foot house began two years ago, not long after the couple's youngest son, Fischer, then eight months old, needed open-heart surgery. The minute he …