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Color Down Under: Pastels Meet Plywood at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane

Recently on our radar for its candy-colored interiors and inventive mix of plywood, caning, cork, and sheer linen curtains: The Calile Hotel in Australia. Designed by architecture firm Richards & Spence, it’s more Mexico City than Brisbane. Take a look: Above: Though it’s situated in the center of Brisbane, the firm took cues from Mexico City and Miami to create a colorful urban retreat. Case in point: an architectural roof deck, painted a Luis Barragán-esque salmon pink. Above: The hotel’s library, with caned seating and floor-to-ceiling plywood shelving. (For more about using plywood as a design element, see Remodeling 101: A…

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The National Green Building Standard Turns 20(20)

The National Green Building Standard, AKA NGBS Green, is a residential green building certification program that has continued to grow in popularity.  Also known as ICC-700, it has been revised twice since the now-retired 2008 version was released. Currently, the 2015 version is available for use throughout the U.S., and the 2012 version is available for registration through December 2019 in 22 states that have not yet adopted the 2012 or later IECC.  The program is managed by Home Innovation Research Labs, previously known as the NAHB Research Center, a well-respected building science and standards organization. Being an ANSI standard, it…

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Colorful Pillows Inspired by Portuguese Tiles from Lusitano Studio

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Efficient Walls on a Budget

Writing from somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, Joe Norm is looking for advice on selecting a wall assembly that will perform well without breaking the bank. “Building in Zone 4C Marine, and looking for a budget efficient wall assembly,” Norm writes in a Q&A post. “Climate here is not extreme, so I do not plan on having a 4-inch foam wrap or anything that colder zone people will do. But stopping thermal bridging in some fashion seems like a no-brainer.” Norm has ruled out structural insulated panels (SIPs), and he’d like to avoid spray foam if possible. With those conditions…

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Trending on The Organized Home: Essentials for an Organized Life

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Announcing the Winner of the Garden Shed II Coloring Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica G. in Massachusetts! You'll hear from us by email by the end of the month. Thank you again for your entry, and thanks to all entrants for their submissions. You can view all submissions for this contest here. You can download FREE coloring pages here.  PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO ACTIVE CONTEST BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY DOWNLOAD ANY PAGE TO COLOR FOR FUN. New coloring contest coming soon!  https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/announcing-winner-garden-shed-ii-coloring-contest

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