Do You Live In A Snow Globe?

Do You Live In A Snow Globe?

The temperatures in Maine have been below zero for more than a week. This is some of the strangest weather we’ve had since the blizzard of 98, 20 years ago tomorrow. And days like today remind me why we build the way we do. As you watch the news you see people...
Who Is Emily Mottram: Mottram Architecture

Who Is Emily Mottram: Mottram Architecture

Hi! I’m Emily Mottram, and this is my story: I was raised by two amazing parents who taught me I could be whatever I wanted to be. I grew up a dairy farmers kid. We didn’t live on (or own) the farm, but my dad still works 15 hours a day most days. I grew...
Building + Science: Moisture Movement In Your Home

Building + Science: Moisture Movement In Your Home

I belong to a group forum filled with other architects. We bounce ideas, products, and share knowledge. One of the questions posted this week had to do with vapor barriers and insulation systems. Then, a few days later, I met up with another energy professional and we...
Maine Lake House Renovation

Maine Lake House Renovation

We have a lot of water in Maine and people love to live on the water! So we are pleased to share with you, one of our lake house renovations! There is a common misconception that you can do whatever you want with your property. However, national, state, and local...
Energy Efficient Maine Lake House Renovation

Energy Efficient Maine Lake House Renovation

Here at Mottram Architecture we concentrate on two things: Energy Efficiency and Building on the Water! Maine is full of water, so over the years we have developed a specialty in building on the water! That applies to: “all land areas within 250 feet, horizontal...
Mottram Architecture – In the Community

Mottram Architecture – In the Community

It’s been a very busy year for us here at Mottram Architecture, but today I want to take a moment and highlight a project that we are really proud of. If you follow us, you may have already seen some posts we have shared about this project which kicked off in...
Go Green With Your Kitchen

Go Green With Your Kitchen

We are thrilled to have another guest post by Matt Lee at Allura Go Green With Your Kitchen Green building design continues to grow in popularity as more options become available to homeowners. With sustainability and lower energy costs on the lists of most people...