Thoughts

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Working At Cross Purposes; Seattle’s Affordability Crisis+

BUILD takes a serious look at Seattle's housing crisis and makes a bold proposal.

Read More+ 2 weeks ago

Design Observations From the UK+

3 design takeaways from BUILD’s recent trip through England.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago
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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

Read More+ 1 month ago

Last Call (Evolutions in Social Media)+

BUILD says farewell to comments and gives readers the last word.

Read More+ 2 months ago

Lagom, in Life and in Architecture+

BUILD delves into the concept of lagom, which (in the U.S.) is easier done than said.

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The New Era of Architectural Embellishment+

BUILD offers a distinction between building and ornament in response to a new era of architecture.

Read More+ 2 months ago

The Great Bandwidth Recession+

BUILD shares their tools for battle against lack of time, patience, and thoughtfulness.

Read More+ 3 months ago

5 Reasons for Multigenerational Living+

BUILD brings the family back together.

Read More+ 4 months ago

Original vs. Copy, A Case for Knock-offs+

BUILD reviews furniture examples where the knock-off might be more authentic than the original.

Read More+ 5 months ago

Contextual Doesn’t Mean Copying+

BUILD takes a look at projects that honor the past by paying respect to context.

Read More+ 5 months ago

The Myth of the Gourmet Kitchen+

BUILD discusses why you don't need a gourmet kitchen to cook great food.

Read More+ 6 months ago

The Importance of Interpretation+

BUILD cracks the code on cracking the building code.

Read More+ 7 months ago

Scalable Modernism+

BUILD shares the top five modern strategies that work at all scales.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Affordability and Livability is in Our Hands+

BUILD discusses affordability, livability, density, and the real solution.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Urban Development Strategies: Design & Permitting+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 2)

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Urban Development Strategies: Planning & Programming+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 1)

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Architects and Curating the City+

BUILD looks at the power of curation as design tool for the urban environment.

Read More+ 12 months ago

Micro-housing Analysis & Opinion+

BUILD shares their thoughts on the growing micro-housing trend.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The Significance of Local Craftsmanship+

BUILD puts their money where there mouth is and gets a new road bike.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Why We Build Case Study Houses+

BUILD reveals the ideas and execution behind their Case Study House Series.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Top Five Social Media Tips for Architects+

BUILD shares their top tested tips on navigating the waters of social media.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Science of Architecture+

BUILD shares thoughts on the science, not art, of architecture.

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A Student’s Guide to the Architectural Internship+

BUILD lays out 10 tips for students looking to get the most out of their summer internship.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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An Open Letter to Building Departments+

BUILD expresses concerns on the building permit process.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Taking Back Architect+

BUILD shares thoughts and recommendations on the proper use of the term "Architect."

Read More+ 2 years ago
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The Craft of Physical Models: A Guest Post by Cale Wilber+

BUILD's summer intern shares thoughts and lessons about the handmade architectural model.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Notes on the Nature of Perfection+

BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction.

Read More+ 2 years ago

10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation+

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

Read More+ 2 years ago

Something is Very Wrong+

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

Read More+ 2 years ago
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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.

Read More+ 2 years ago