How Small Can You Go?

February 21, 2013 By Leave a Comment
Another home on the site.  Image Courtesy Sarah L. Voison/The Washington Post

This question is being asked  by a group in Washington D.C.,, who are building a small community of tiny movable houses in a neighborhood a few miles north of the U.S. Capitol.  Tucked behind traditional row houses and reachable only  by an alley, the .09-acre lot is home to three “micro-units” on  wheels. The…Read More

Adding Natural Beauty with Reclaimed Building Materials

February 20, 2013 By Leave a Comment

The art of using “reclaimed” or recycled building materials, while not new, is a process that’s gained significant attention in recent years with the greater push towards sustainable materials and building methods in renovation and new construction projects. It has especially been emphasized as the Environmental Protection Agency promotes that a large percentage of materials on construction and…Read More

Sustainable Design Strategies

February 12, 2013 By Leave a Comment
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As the green building industry continues to evolve, home building professionals are learning how to better design with landscapes rather than against them. As ArchDaily wrote, “. . . we continually replace natural landscapes with our own built environment, and today our built environment is embellishing the natural environment in a responsible (while still aesthetic) manner.”…Read More

The New American Home Ushers the Outdoors In

February 1, 2013 By Leave a Comment
Master bedroom

Each year the International Builders’ Show commissions one show-stopping home that represents the latest innovations and trends within the design and architectural worlds. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the 2013 New American Home (NAH) is filled with energy efficient and sustainable materials everywhere you look. The home has earned Emerald Status from…Read More

TMS Project, Regeneration Park, Wins AIA NH Award

January 15, 2013 By Leave a Comment
The exterior of Regeneration Park with a glimpse of the rain garden on the side.

Shannon Alther,  TMS Architects Principal and AIANH ‘s President-Elect, was on hand January 11th at the Bedford Village Inn to accept an AIA Award of Excellence for his work on Regeneration Park in Portsmouth, NH.  A former abandoned auto dealership, the building was re-used and re-purposed into a a state-of-the art, near net-zero office, retail…Read More

Residential Architecture Trends for 2013

January 8, 2013 By Leave a Comment
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Trends in residential architecture develop slowly. But as one Houzz writer noted, some of the events of the past year reveal what architectural trends may be emerging in 2013. Below are just a few of the architectural trend predictions for 2013. Contemporary Cores in Old Buildings – Older buildings, such as historic homes, are constantly being repurposed,…Read More

Green Products to Watch for in 2013

December 28, 2012 By Leave a Comment
Green Roofing

A new year is upon us, and with it will come new trends and interests. But, one part of 2012 that we don’t expect to lose is the public’s growing interest in all things green.  This past year the construction and architectural industry has witnessed exciting new developments in environmentally friendly products and techniques. At…Read More

TMS Mixed Old & New to Design a Luxurious, Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

November 29, 2012 By Leave a Comment
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Step inside this White Mountains farmhouse in New Hampshire, and you’ll be instantly transported to a charming country scene from a simpler, sweeter time. Designed after the property’s original 1788 farmhouse that couldn’t be restored, this luxurious farmhouse style residence is proof that historic architectural elements and modern green living can not only coexist; they…Read More

TMS Architects Helps Bottomline Technologies Expand Office & Green Initiatives

October 29, 2012 By Leave a Comment
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As a company specializing in banking and financing solutions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Bottomline Technologies is leading the way in automating and managing processes involving cash, payments, invoices, transactional documents and supply chain tools. The company is not only setting industry standards for innovation and customer service, but they are also setting industry standards when it comes to sustainability.…Read More