Thoughts

Architecture that looks like what it’s doing+

One of the most important architectural paradigm shifts occurred when architects started designing buildings to look like what they're...

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Architects and the Proper Drink+

BUILDblog covers some proper libations to celebrate the new year

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You Vote With Your Money+

BUILDblog picks for holiday shopping.

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University of Washington Lecture+

BUILD LLC lectures on sustainability at the UW and beats up the green movement a bit.

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Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis 4+

The BUILDblog reacquaints itself with that primal urge to build and critiques the 4th installment of couch cushion architecture.

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The Architecture of Modesty+

Stock plans from the 1950's offer a modesty that we'll need in the future of housing.

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Dear Architects, I am sick of your shit+

Annie Choi, architects, humor, open letter

Read More+ 1327 days ago

Timeless Furniture Design+

The importance of timeless design

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Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis 3+

Couch Cushion Architecture reviewed, critiqued and graded.

Read More+ 1352 days ago

Googly-Eye Buildings+

The BUILDblog solves the conundrum of post-modernism with Googly-Eyes.

Read More+ 1379 days ago

Cardboard Fort Architecture: A Critical Analysis 3+

The BUILDblog kicks the tires on some Cardboard Fort Architecture.

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Cardboard Fort Architecture: A Critical Analysis 2+

The BUILDblog throws some tomatoes at round two of Cardboard Fort Architecture.

Read More+ 1422 days ago

Green ≠ Sensible+

No doubt, the term “Green” can represent sustainable practices in the design and construction industry but the word has been...

Read More+ 1427 days ago

Cardboard Fort Architecture: A Critical Analysis 1+

BUILDblog reviews and critiques the very root of the design world: cardboard fort architecture

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Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis 2+

BUILDblog reviews and critiques the very root of the design world: couch cushion architecture

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Couch Cushion Architecture; A Critical Analysis+

BUILDblog reviews and critiques the very root of the design world: couch cushion architecture

Read More+ 1463 days ago

The Importance of Sketching+

BUILD discusses the importance of hand sketching and shows a few examples of recent sketchbooks.

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You’ll never get sued for ugly+

Architects are the guardians of good aesthetics but if they can't uphold a code of decent design in the built...

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The Black Hole of Design+

The importance of authentic design. Establishing a modern language of architecture that is an accurate reflection of our society and...

Read More+ 1549 days ago

The Mind’s Eye+

[Drawing by Albrecht Dürer] It used to be that architects employed a vision, a set of construction drawings, and a...

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It’s Not About the Building+

As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season we’re thankful to be surrounded by an exceptional group...

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Polling and Design+

Chances are pretty good that the painting above appeals to you.  Like it or not, the majority of you “want”...

Read More+ 1584 days ago

Chicago: Comparison + Opinion+

[Photo courtesy Google Earth] Team BUILD just returned from Chicago where we toured some work that made our heads spin. ...

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Active Silence+

BUILD reflects on the architecture of active silence.

Read More+ 1706 days ago

Architecture & Choice+

BUILD unravels why more is less when it comes to decisions in architecture.

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The Indispensable Importance of Experience+

A story explaining the merits of experience in the design world.

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Pacific Northwest Design+

BUILD defines key characteristics of Northwest Regional design, and highlights some head-turning projects.

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The AIA, to join or not…+

The architecture advocacy group here in town, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently contacted us and encouraged BUILD llc...

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