Technical

The Working Model+

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

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A Residential Guide to Spray Foam Insulation+

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

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Roof Terrace Design+

BUILD covers 5 important design considerations for rooftop living.

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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.

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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.

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Custom vs. Customized+

BUILD tackles the benefits of custom and customizing architectural elements.

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Operable Glass Walls+

BUILD opens up on operable glass walls.

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Landscaping Strategies for the Modern Home+

BUILD shares landscaping tips for the modern, urban home.

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A Modern Guide to Windows+

BUILD deconstructs the basics of windows for the modern home.

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The Multiple Roles of the Kitchen Island+

BUILD catalogs their top 10 kitchen island design strategies for the modern home.

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CSH 2014 Modern Siding Techniques+

BUILD runs through the concepts and techniques in modern exterior siding at the CSH2014.

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The Beautifully Boring Box+

BUILD discusses a number of project factors and design responses that led to a simple, disciplined architecture.

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Shoring 101+

BUILD shares some basic lessons on shoring.

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Program, Plan, and Square Feet+

BUILD crunches some real numbers behind residential square footage.

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Inverting the Plan+

BUILD explores the inverted house plan.

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A Visual Guide to Stairs+

BUILD shares a collection of fine-tuned, sensibly modern stair options, complete with handy matrix.

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Curbless Shower Design+

BUILD gets technical with a functional, beautiful detail for the bathroom.

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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2014 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a healthy economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat...

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Is Radiant In-Floor Heat Right for Your Home?+

BUILD explains in-floor radiant heat systems and lists the advantages and disadvantages.

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Modernism Beyond the Shed Roof+

BUILD introduces some new roof structures to the modernist kit-of-parts.

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Property Research Cheat Sheet+

BUILD publishes their property research questions as a handy one-page cheat sheet.

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Shearwalls 101: Why You Can’t Have a Window There+

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

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Fashion-Proof Material Palettes+

4 Timeless interior material palettes from BUILD's library.

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The Questions of Cooking; A Guest Post by Aaron Freedman, Appliance Sherpa+

Appliance Sherpa, Aaron Freedman, answers the important questions on cooking appliances.

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Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

BUILD draws out 5 design strategies for decks over living spaces.

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Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

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5 Design Features for Modern Powder Rooms+

5 Modern design tricks for the powder room.

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