The House of the Future

Few things in our culture have changed as little or as slowly as the construction of houses. As was the case fifty years ago, a set of paper plans is made into a real building by a set of contractors with tape measures using wood 2×4 studs. The workmen of 1920...
Adaptive Reuse and Redevelopment in Newport

Adaptive Reuse and Redevelopment in Newport

Sometimes old buildings outlive the reason for their original construction and yet they are beloved structures that are an important part of the local history and architectural fabric. What is to be done with these buildings? Newport, because of its long history and...
Archi-Tech: When to Hire an Architect

Archi-Tech: When to Hire an Architect

When planning a construction project, people often wonder if they need an architect. The answer depends upon many different factors. Is it a residential or commercial project? Do you want to add to the building, substantially rearrange it or simply redecorate it? Do...
A4 Architecture Principal Interview – Ross Cann

A4 Architecture Principal Interview – Ross Cann

Bontena Brand Network interviews Ross Cann, Founder and Managing Director of A4 Architecture + Planning. This interview gives a brief understanding of Ross, beginning with his education which opened him to curiosities that evolved into a multi-faced career...