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Model Home E-Retail As-A-Service Taps Pandemic-Era Mojo

Building Tech & Products

Model Home E-Retail As-A-Service Taps Pandemic-Era Mojo

As Pulte ventures with Mine on turnkey interior design and furnishings e-commerce solutions, a business model pivot on model home economics begins to come clear.

What Builders And Their Partners Need To Know About Hybrid Life

Architecture

What Builders And Their Partners Need To Know About Hybrid Life

One of business's pandemic-era buzzwords is both all-important and transitory. There's no way around addressing it, and yet, one day, its meaning will fade.

BRIEFS

05.04.21

The Framewalk Reimagined: Learning To Live In Covid Time

The adrenaline blast a homebuyer may experience walking through a fit-and-finished home is akin to that thrill builders feel as they walk through a rough-framed and roofed enclosure. Here's a framewalk, unplugged.

04.21.21

The Brave New World Of Trustless Homesales Begins

Touchless is one of those tortured-English functions of pandemic value propositions we could get our brains around, but "trustless?"

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

Land

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

An underlying, strategically critical question for market-rate housing leaders: How geared are their organizations, designs, land plans, and price offerings for 'explosive' diversity in household composition?

Garman Homes' 'Barnaby' Unveils Ideas For Living In A Time Defined By The Pandemic

Architecture

Garman Homes' 'Barnaby' Unveils Ideas For Living In A Time Defined By The Pandemic

The concept project's close-up moment takes place in Pittsboro, N.C., spotlighting the need to listen and discover to meet new homebuyers' demands in a time defined by the pandemic.

LA Story: Architecture's Role In Solving The Affordability Crisis

Architecture

LA Story: Architecture's Role In Solving The Affordability Crisis

As a context to explore inspired and inspiring concepts, LA's "Low Rise" competition winners hew to a central theme: architecture as a solution for social, policy, economic, and cultural challenge.

Kitchens Stir the Pot: Post-Covid Consumer Desires Revealed

Architecture

Kitchens Stir the Pot: Post-Covid Consumer Desires Revealed

The New Home Trends Institute, the new consumer-insights unit of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, shares what people want in 2021 kitchens in a TBD exclusive.

Passive Aggressive: This Bronx, NY Project Breaks Rules, Resets Expectations

Architecture

Passive Aggressive: This Bronx, NY Project Breaks Rules, Resets Expectations

An Ivory Prize-winning portfolio of community development projects disprove conventional wisdom that housing can be either affordable or sustainable, but not both.

Model Home Makeover: A New Houzz, Builders Design Tie To Ease Buyer Angst

Architecture

Model Home Makeover: A New Houzz, Builders Design Tie To Ease Buyer Angst

What if homebuilders' expensive model home infrastructure in communities everywhere worked as a network of lifestyle vignettes buyers and remodelers could click and buy? Voila! The future is now.

These 10 Game Changers Are Finalists For The 2021 Ivory Prize

Architecture

These 10 Game Changers Are Finalists For The 2021 Ivory Prize

A glimpse at the 2021 cohort of 10 most innovative, impactful, and scalable programs to bring affordable, equitable housing to more communities.