Tips from the Architect

May 11, 2017
Many homes in the Boston metro area are over a hundred and have what is often referred to as "rubble stone foundation". Rubble stone foundations are most commonly found on buildings built before 1915, and they are ... READ MORE
February 15, 2017
Sometimes it feels like the television has usurped the hearth as the emotional center of the home, but that doesn't mean it needs to be in the physical center of the room. If you are looking for ways to put the television in its... READ MORE
December 17, 2016
Every year Catalano Architects attends the Architecture Boston Expo (ABX), the largest building industry event in the region.  We explore the hundreds of exhibits, demonstrations, and products on the showroom floor and attend... READ MORE
October 26, 2016
The use of copper in architecture dates all the way back to the 3rd century BC, with two notable examples being the roof covering of the Pantheon and the roof of the Danish castle Kronborg (made famous by Shakespeare as the setting of Hamlet’s... READ MORE
September 13, 2016
The entryway of a building can be designed to function in any number of ways. Using elements that reveal insight into the project's overall character, the door and its immediate surroundings can create an atmosphere of intimacy, awe, sparse... READ MORE
July 15, 2016
There is a multitude of stone and lighting effects that can be used for countertops and architectural elements in the home. The most common stones used for counter tops and architectural elements are granite, marble, quartz, and onyx. The... READ MORE
April 28, 2016
There are many decorative elements in homes today that have been around for hundreds of years. Some still perform their original intended function, and some have evolved into purely decorative elements. Moldings, for example, serve a useful purpose... READ MORE
March 18, 2016
Hardwood flooring plays a classic role in American homes and often plays a large role in defining the ambiance of a space. There are a few key factors that will affect your decision when selecting hardwood floors. Wood species, stain, finish,... READ MORE
January 27, 2016
At Catalano Architects we strive to continue the design and development of the shingle style in the 21st century, designing timeless and functional homes that offer the traditional feel of shingle style architecture while providing all modern... READ MORE
December 22, 2015
Catalano Architects recently attended the 2015 Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  ABX offers a wide range of lectures on various architectural, design, and building topics and also has... READ MORE
October 21, 2015
Some clients begin their project with a contractor already in mind, but many come to us looking for a recommendation or advice on how to choose the best contractor for their needs. We have created the guide below to assist our clients in... READ MORE
August 26, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright is considered by many to be one of the greatest architects of all time. He endeavored to create a style that was distinctly American. Wright was a student of Louis Sullivan, who is regarded as “the father of skyscrapers” and... READ MORE

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