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Why d|a Produces High-End 3D Models For Projects

Why d|a Produces High-End 3D Models For Projects

Imagine standing at your kitchen counter, looking out the window at the view. You notice the window is just off from framing the picturesque scene before you. If only you could adjust the building -- 8 inches would do it. Then you notice the fireplace in the great room isn’t as sturdy as you hoped it would be. The size of the room dwarfs the under-sized mantle. These flaws could endlessly irritate you. Or, if you were in the process of designing your home with d|a, you...

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Refining Design at d|a

Refining Design at d|a

From the seedling of a basic building design, we at d|a use our well-developed software to grow intricate and precise 3D models which define the project for the client and the builder. These models can continually evolve until construction makes them real. In the traditional architectural system, an architect would draw a floorplan, elevation and sections in 2D-- originally done by hand, now nearly all firms employ computer-aided drafting (CAD) software. If a change needs...

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Adding Mystery to a Home with Secret Spaces

Adding Mystery to a Home with Secret Spaces

Whether you are looking for an escape or a super-secret hideout, d|a has found hidden rooms and passageways a magical addition to several of their recent designs. What better way to add a sense of mystery, wonder or whimsy to a home? Recently, d|a designed a secret wine room behind a wall in the dining area. It looks like a regular wall with a piece of art on it. But, if you push the right rock on the nearby fireplace, the piece of art and wall split down the middle,...

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Problem Solving for the Stars

Problem Solving for the Stars

Image Courtesy of Justin Means The clear mountain air in Jackson Hole provides a portal to the skies. The great swath of the Milky Way dances above the Tetons beckoning residents to stop and gaze. One client of d|a answered the call by including an observatory in their home design. The unpolluted skies offered a window, but the practicalities of a working observatory in mountains constantly being lifted by thousands of little earthquakes and buffeted by wind, posed a few...

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How to Get Started with d|a

How to Get Started with d|a

Working with an architect for the first time can be overwhelming. Will he or she truly understand what I want? How to best use the land? What is best for my budget? The first thing d|a will ask for from a client is a wish list. Let’s discuss what you want in this house: how many bedrooms, do they each have a bathroom, high ceilings, low ceilings, vaulted, patios, decks? We suggest clients get a notebook and title each page with a room in the house: great room, master...

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d|a is Awarded Workforce Housing Project at 105 Mercill Ave | Jackson, WY

d|a is Awarded Workforce Housing Project at 105 Mercill Ave | Jackson, WY

Workforce housing is in constant demand in our town of Jackson, Wyoming. After months of designing, listening and refining, Design Associates and Mercill Partners have been awarded the chance to develop 105 Mercill into a vibrant mix of housing and retail. We at DA couldn’t be more excited about this chance to utilize our forward-thinking process in this project which will benefit Teton County and the Town of Jackson. In order to achieve this opportunity, we created a...

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