Forbes Magazine is always coming up with clever ways to present data. Here’s one. Their 10 Best and 10 Worst States to make a living, based upon healthy wages, manageable taxes, low cost of living and safe working environment. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Council for Community and Economic Research, and D.C. think tank the Tax Foundation.
There’s some innovative new thinking about future homes, merging planning, architecture and engineering. These higher density approaches are sometimes referred to as Architectural Blending or BayHomes. BayHomes are positioned to provide a panoramic view from the focal point, usually the kitchen, to common spaces adjacent to the home front. BayHomes hide the garages, which makes them ideal along arterial streets to create a ‘village-like’ appearance. By eliminating most of the public street right-of-ways, compared to traditional single family homes the BayHome can achieve duplex density with plenty of landscaped open space providing a lower density feel. Check out these fascinating new ideas.