How does one define a ‘home’? Today on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about ‘home’ from an architectural and design standpoint. Joining Curtis in the studio is Charlotte Barnard, a designer and the Creative Director at Nemo Tile. Also, frequent guest and residential architect Duo Dickinson calls in to the studio to talk about trends in home design. Learn about the decline of the American porch, how resale value affects personalization, and how elements of biophilia has made its way into residences. What are the psychological effects of large rooms? Curtis, Charlotte, and Duo talk about the problems with the American living room, and why it proves to be inflexible and a poor space for socializing. How do recessions and natural disasters shed light on formalities and pretense with regards to the home? Find out on this week’s Burning Down the House! This episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“While the house is the structure, but home is what is uniquely yours.” [5:30] — Charlotte Barnard on Burning Down the House

“You could make the case that the demise of the American porch is due to the rise of television, or the home computer, or smart phones.” [13:00] — Duo Dickinson on Burning Down the House