Tag Archives: design

Mandala Homes Featured in HUFFINGTONPOST

    “Tucked away in the wilderness of Nelson, B.C. lives a couple who, with their design company, aims to change the way we build homes. Lars Chose and Rachel Ross run Mandala Homes, a firm that uses sustainable B.C. wood to build energy..

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    Announcing Indwell Design

      If you are lucky enough to call the Koote­nays home we have con­struc­tion crews avail­able to assist with your project, big or small. We also offer prod­ucts to improve the effi­ciency of your home, includ­ing insu­la­tion, door and win­dow pack­ages...

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      Mandala Homes in Vancouver Sun

        Energy-efficient homes have become the norm and in the pur­suit of sus­tain­abil­ity home­own­ers and design­ers are return­ing to a more tra­di­tional type, the round home. But what many res­i­dents of cir­cu­lar houses have found is there are also spir­i­tual and emo­tional..

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        What is it like to live in a round house?

          I had a conversation recently with a friend. We were talking about what it’s like to live in a round house. “How is it different”, she asked curiously, “than living in a traditionally shaped home?” Well, let me count the..

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          Outdoor Rooms

            Some home­own­ers want to stop design­ing their new home at the edge of the front door. We like to encour­age the under­stand­ing and use of out­door rooms in the design of a home,  because we know that  the feel­ing of “home” is encom­passed in the land around the house as well as in the house itself.

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            Why Build a Custom Home?

              Here at Man­dala Homes, we enjoy spend­ing time talk­ing with; Eco Wood and Stone Home 1) peo­ple who are dream­ing about design­ing and build­ing their own unique home. 2) peo­ple who are in the midst of design­ing and build­ing their own unique home. 3) peo­ple who have..

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              The Language of Colour

                We’re preparing to paint the interior walls and I’m researching colour and colour theory. Here are notes ‘from the field’. Colour in a home is fundamental. It sets the tone and the feel of each room. Colour provides the undertone and ties all the elements of the space together. Getting Started create a list of

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                Why a Round Home?

                  “The Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round…..The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles …Even the seasons form a great

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                  Team Building When You Build

                    Home Builders often complain about subcontractors. Our Dream Team! They report experiences of arguing, lateness, inefficiency, sticker shock  and miscommunication. All of these are costly in terms of money and relationships. Knowing the potential hazards, at the beginning of this project, we decided to head off possible problems by calling a meeting with the whole group of subcontractors. We called it an Integrated

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