Where we are right now, the trees have lost their leaves, the days are growing shorter and television weathermen have dusted off the term “wind chill factor” yet again. It’s a good time of year to be indoors, close by the fire and in a comfortable...

[caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students of Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC, installed permeable pavers at this new home as a class project.[/caption] It’s well-known that permeable pavers can filter stormwater runoff. New research now shows how they can address urban heat island effect in residential...

Paver patterns can do a lot. They can make a patio look larger or smaller, they can draw your eye to a building or monument in the background, they can subliminally direct foot traffic through a crowded marketplace. They can even look like a basket, to...

What folks in Bluffton, South Carolina,  have is a secret, a time capsule of a small Southern coastal village. The first homes were built in the early 1800s by plantation owners who wanted a summer’s respite from the heat on Lowcountry cotton and rice plantations. Today,...