The Architecture Happy Hour

Sinopsis

hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture.

Episodios

  • 91: How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

    91: How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

    04/07/2020 Duración: 44min

    Life at home has certainly changed in 2020. Working from home and managing kids in the same space has created new challenges. Have you changed the way you purchase groceries and bring take-out food into your home? In Episode 91 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about the many areas of home design that will undoubtedly be changed by all that we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode How will design change in these areas? Front entry porch Entry to home for family Kitchens Kids Spaces Grown Up Spaces Home Office Bedrooms  

  • Getting Real about Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

    Getting Real about Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

    20/02/2020 Duración: 46min

    A good start to any home design project includes defining your goals which means figuring out your needs, your wants, and how to pay for it. In Episode 90 and the 2nd installment of the Home Design Series on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about what happens at the beginning of each home design project. Much time is spent helping their clients define their needs, wants, and budget. In this episode: Goals – why are we doing this? Your stage in life, desired lifestyle, and occupants will determine the types of rooms and size of space you need. Is your motivation driven by pleasure or pain? How will you enjoy the room after the remodel? What annoyance are you trying to eliminate? If you are designing around a large family with children you may want casual, open spaces with plenty of rooms that can closed and hide messes. A focus on accessibility, aging-in-place would be important if grandparents will be living with you. Formal

  • 7 Essentials for Starting Your Home Renovation or New Home Design Project

    7 Essentials for Starting Your Home Renovation or New Home Design Project

    13/02/2020 Duración: 23min

    You're thinking of starting a new home design project, but you're not quite sure where to start. Are you wondering, "How long does it take to build a house?" or curious about "How much does it cost to build a house?"? In Episode 89 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall roll out the first episode in their new Home Design Series, talking about the 7 Essentials for Starting Your Home Renovation or New Home Design Project. Join Laura and Holly as they talk about the 7 things you absolutely need and the questions you need to ask when you're starting a new home design project. In this Episode: The 7 Essentials for Starting Your Home Renovation or New Home Design Project WHAT What's on your wish list? What will your dream home look like? Have you decided on which home style you prefer? WHERE Where are you wanting to do this renovation? What do you need to know about local zoning regulations? Does your home owner's association have restr

  • Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

    Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

    05/02/2020 Duración: 23min

    Planning big purchases for your home this year? Knowing the best time to buy and planning ahead can save you big bucks on things for your home. In Episode 88 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall share the best times of the year to buy things for your home. In this episode A month by month guide on the best time of year to buy things for your home Linens, bedding Carpet, flooring Home decor, furniture Televisions, electronics China, flatware Cookware, kitchen accessories Paint Patio Furniture Appliances Holiday and seasonal items Home Design Tips Our favorite apps/websites that make shopping and saving faster and easier Rakuten.com Flipp.com Wikibuy.com Camelcamelcamel.com Smile.amazon.com Store apps price scan What is the Best Time of Year to Buy...? Large Appliances: September, October, and January This is when manufacturers roll out new home appliance models, and retailers are eager to move last

  • 87: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    87: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    08/01/2020 Duración: 29min

    If your home could make New Year’s resolutions, what would they be? Does your home dream of exquisitely appointed closets or cozy, inviting rooms for family gatherings? In Episode 87 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about ways you can help your home be more healthy, better organized, and budget-smart in the new year! In this episode Sorting, purging, and organizing Donate to local charities, recycle, pay it forward Areas of the house that need attention, replacing, cleaning, and maintenance Air filters Clothes dryer lint exhaust Exhaust fans in bathrooms Batteries in smoke detectors Carbon monoxide detectors Fire extinguishers Lead paint Popcorn ceiling texture and asbestos Carpet cleaning Mold/mildew in bathrooms Weather stripping Low-flow shower heads and toilets LED light bulbs Water filter in refrigerator Home Design Tips How to make your New Year Home To-Do List Get organi

  • 86: Front Porch Design: Outdated to Updated

    86: Front Porch Design: Outdated to Updated

    16/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    Front porch design is more important that you might think. A well-designed front porch delivers style, hospitality, and security to the front of your home. In Episode 86 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about the many facets of front porch design and what steps you can take to turn your porch from outdated to updated. In this episode Front porch nostalgia - why Hollywood loves a good front porch Porch functions - shelter, leisure, social, aesthetics, safety Considerations when designing a new porch New technology for porch design Home Design Tips - Easy ways to update an outdated porch About your hosts hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall are both registered architects and interior designers in Dallas, Texas specializing in residential design. Laura and Holly co-host the popular podcast, The Architecture Happy Hour, where they share their thoughts and tips on architecture and interior design, from helpi

  • 85: Home Design Inside, Outside, and Upside Down

    85: Home Design Inside, Outside, and Upside Down

    01/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    What makes a home look the way it looks? How do you approach designing a home based on where you are designing it and what style to you like? In Episode 85 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about influences that shape home design. In this episode How we are enjoying our new office What does a vacation to Hawaii have to do with home design? Designing from the inside out vs. from the outside in Classical architectural styles vs. site responsive design Geeking out over vernacular architecture How a San Franciscan deals with a hot car ride vs. a Texan Home Design Tips on Choosing Windows: available materials and choices in operation Designing from the inside out The shape and layout of this home on the island of Kauai in Hawaii is driven by the rooms on the inside and how they relate to the view of the ocean. The tropical house has large sliding doors to capture the view and ocean breezes. Deep cantilevered roof eaves serve as floatin

  • 84: Fun Trends in Home Decor

    84: Fun Trends in Home Decor

    26/04/2019 Duración: 19min
  • 83: Notre Dame Cathedral is Burning

    83: Notre Dame Cathedral is Burning

    15/04/2019 Duración: 10min
  • 82: How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

    82: How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

    29/03/2019 Duración: 40min
  • 81: Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

    81: Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

    07/02/2019 Duración: 47min
  • 80: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Expectations vs. Reality

    80: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Expectations vs. Reality

    30/01/2019 Duración: 53min
  • 79: Best Gifts for Future Architects

    79: Best Gifts for Future Architects

    21/11/2018 Duración: 25min
  • 78: Property Secrets You Need to Know

    78: Property Secrets You Need to Know

    07/11/2018 Duración: 25min
  • 77: How to Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

    77: How to Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

    24/10/2018 Duración: 32min
  • 76: Saving the Alexander Mansion

    76: Saving the Alexander Mansion

    13/10/2018 Duración: 34min
  • 75: When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

    75: When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

    05/10/2018 Duración: 35min
  • 74: Commercial Architect vs. Residential Architect. Husband vs. Wife.

    74: Commercial Architect vs. Residential Architect. Husband vs. Wife.

    28/09/2018 Duración: 39min
  • 73: Surprising Trends in Millennial Home Decor

    73: Surprising Trends in Millennial Home Decor

    31/08/2018 Duración: 32min
  • 72: 7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary

    72: 7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary

    10/03/2018 Duración: 20min
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