Technical

Flush Base Guide+

A step by step guide on the design and install of BUILD’s flush base detail 

Read More+ 1 week ago
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A Decade of the BUILD Blog+

A look back at the past decade of the BUILD Blog, and the toward the future ahead.

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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

BUILD takes a technical look at the CSH2016 landscape and hardscape plan.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 3 months ago

A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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The Logic of Elevation Design+

BUILD reviews the modern envelope strategies of their latest project in Bellevue.

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

BUILD examines a variety of roof assemblies on the Magnolia House + Guesthouse.

Read More+ 8 months ago

How Much Energy is Saved by Reusing a Foundation?+

BUILD runs the numbers on the energy savings of down-and-dirty sustainability

Read More+ 8 months ago

Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

BUILD kicks the tires on their most current kitchen appliance specification.

Read More+ 10 months ago

Architectural Steel Design+

BUILD outlines their most important design guidelines for architectural steel design.

Read More+ 10 months ago

Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

BUILD strikes design harmony between the flat screen and the firebox.

Read More+ 11 months ago

Strategies for Interior Wood Finishes+

BUILD outlines the design methods for balancing the use of 3 different interior woods.

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Timeless Representations + Modern Technology+

BUILD discusses the magic balance between timeless representation methods and modern technologies.

Read More+ 11 months ago

Tricks of the Trade: Architectural Guardrails+

BUILD discusses some aesthetically pleasing strategies for guardrail design

Read More+ 12 months ago

The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

BUILD explores an important exception in the building code for vertical circulation.

Read More+ 1 year ago

An Architect’s Guide to Photography+

BUILD's photography department reviews the motives, gear, and methods behind the architectural shot.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Working Model+

BUILD reviews the usefulness of the working model as a communication tool.

Read More+ 1 year ago

A Residential Guide to Spray Foam Insulation+

BUILD reviews the use of spray foam insulation at the Case Study House 2016.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Roof Terrace Design+

BUILD covers 5 important design considerations for rooftop living.

Read More+ 1 year ago

How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Home?+

BUILD addresses the timeline of single-family residential design.

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The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

BUILD recites the secret poetics of architecture’s hardest worker.

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The Function and Aesthetics of Cantilevers+

BUILD discusses the merits of hanging out with cantilevers.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Burnt vs. Stained+

BUILD experiments with treating exterior cedar siding.

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Case Study House 2014 Furniture Specifications+

BUILD spells out the specs for a recent modern furniture package.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Custom vs. Customized+

BUILD tackles the benefits of custom and customizing architectural elements.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Operable Glass Walls+

BUILD opens up on operable glass walls.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Landscaping Strategies for the Modern Home+

BUILD shares landscaping tips for the modern, urban home.

Read More+ 2 years ago

A Modern Guide to Windows+

BUILD deconstructs the basics of windows for the modern home.

Read More+ 2 years ago