Thoughts

Notes on the Nature of Perfection+

BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction.

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10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation+

BUILD officially takes 10 architectural features out of the design vernacular.

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Something is Very Wrong+

BUILD sounds the alarm bell on over-regulation, excessive permit fees, and general bureaucratic embellishment.

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The Selection Process of Design+

BUILD spells out 5 filters and considerations that aid architects and homeowners in the selection process.

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The Down & Dirty of Sustainable Design+

BUILD dismisses the glamor and gloss of the “green” movement and describes the gritty (and sometimes dull) reality of true...

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50 Proverbs for Design+

Words of wisdom that get BUILD through the day.

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Houses For Living | Installation Art+

BUILD offers a simple distinction between art and architecture.

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A Famous Person’s 5-Step Guide to Becoming an Architect+

BUILD shares their wisdom in the transitional measures necessary to tranform a celebrity into an architect.

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Taking Back Your Career+

BUILD's top 10 survival skills for eliminating distractions and getting back to work.

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The Paperless Age, A Love Letter+

BUILD thanks the DPD for a quantum leap in submitting permits.

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Sometimes Dumber is Smarter+

BUILD shares one of the many counter-intuitive measures of modernism.

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Why We Still Model…By Hand+

BUILD breaks down their rationale behind making physical models.

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An Architectural Glossary+

BUILD shares a lesson in architectural vocabulary.

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Landing a Job in Architecture+

Five factors to separate you from a stack of resumes.

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Poetics of Ordinary+

BUILD admires the simplicity and poetry of ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways.

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What We (Should Have) Learned from the Recession+

BUILD lays out the hard lessons learned from the past few years, and has their fingers crossed that history doesn't...

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Architects and the Power of Words+

BUILD tells the story of a design disaster in 1959 turned positive with one simple word from the right person...

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An Open Letter to MoMA: The Museum of Mediocre Aspirations+

BUILD responds to MoMA's decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum.

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Modernism isn’t a “Style”+

Good design cannot be swapped out like wallpaper. BUILD addresses the philosophy of modernism.

Read More+ 533 days ago

If You’re Not Getting Good Photos of Your Work, Your Work Doesn’t Exist+

Getting high-quality images of finished work is one of the most important steps of a project.

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The First Step of a Successful Project is Facing the Facts+

BUILD identifies a common blind-spot of many failed architecture projects.

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Favorite Design Film Roundup+

BUILD takes an office-wide poll on favorite design films.

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Reflections + Projections+

BUILD makes some notes on 2012 and looks ahead to 2013.

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Snow Fort Architecture: A Critical Analysis+

BUILD reviews the best and worst snow forts.

Read More+ 606 days ago

How to *Really* Get Hired at an Architecture Firm (Part II)+

BUILD's tips on how to get hired, the sequel.

Read More+ 610 days ago

BUILD’s Guide to Non-Consumer Gifts+

BUILD's tips on holiday giving for 2012.

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The Agenda of the Architect+

BUILD shares insights into the architect's agenda.

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Ethics in the Age of Digital Photography+

BUILD lays out 5 reasons why the architectural photograph needs to have some boundaries.

Read More+ 666 days ago

Selling an Illusion+

BUILD calls B.S. on the front porch lifestyle and the developers who sell it.

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Construction Is Expensive+

BUILD gets real about construction costs.

Read More+ 708 days ago

What It Really Takes To Be An Architect+

BUILD's top 5 list of what separates the good architects from the mediocre ones.

Read More+ 715 days ago

Strategies For Dealing With Lazy People+

BUILD shares tips on dealing with the lazies.

Read More+ 718 days ago