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Evolutions in Graffiti+

BUILD encounters the changing nature of street art during some recent travels.

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April 23, 2009
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Raising the Bar+

BUILD recommends how we can all raise the bar towards a better built environment.

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April 21, 2009
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On the Radar+

SHOPPING When the IGL Jet desk popped up in our inbox we nearly spilled our martinis. It’s the 747 of...

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April 16, 2009
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Put us to work+

Years ago we were introduced to a father of 6 who had just lost his wife to cancer.  He and...

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April 13, 2009
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Heinz Isler: A few important things+

[Deitingen Service Station, Solothurn Switzerland, 1968] With the discussion of efficient and sustainable design more important than ever in architecture,...

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April 11, 2009
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Open Letter to the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum+

BUILD shares some suggestions with Cooper-Hewitt for future exhibits.

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April 6, 2009
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Ted Smith: Architectural Super-Hero+

BUILD does some homework and shares the results on a unique player in the architecture world.

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April 1, 2009
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An opportunity for Washington firms to cowboy-up+

In 2005 the University of Washington started an exhibit titled “Headlines: Architecture on the Boards”.  Since then the UW has...

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March 31, 2009
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Young Architects Day+

Last fall we initiated a program called YAD (Young Architects Day).  The concept is to set aside an afternoon for...

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March 27, 2009
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On the Radar+

ARCHITECTING A couple of exciting architecture firms were brought to our attention recently.  Check out the work of Herriot +...

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March 24, 2009
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SIDEBOARD mobile bar+

A couple of months ago it became painfully apparent here in Seattle that; A. The architecture and construction industry is...

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March 19, 2009
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Instruction Art+

While in Manhattan at the Guggenheim last week we stumbled on the work of New York artist William Anastasi. A...

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March 17, 2009
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The Modern List Manhattan+

We just returned from Manhattan where we dove headfirst into the latest modern architecture, design, art, food and culture.  It’s...

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March 13, 2009
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Epiphany and New Website+

It’s done; our new website is launched. Our last website lasted us 9 years. And while it was home-made and...

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March 6, 2009
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Trafficscapes+

The nature of mass transportation develops patterns and geometries unlike anything else in urban, suburban and rural environments. Today’s blog...

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March 1, 2009
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BUILD build-out+

It has taken us 17 months to finally finish our own office here at the Park Modern, but that gave...

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February 26, 2009
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The Irreplaceable Quality of the Architectural Model+

There is something about physical architectural models that digital renderings will never be able to reproduce. Don’t get us wrong,...

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February 25, 2009
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On the Radar+

BLOGGING There’s been a number of hot blogs coming our way lately, check em out: the belly of an architect;...

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February 20, 2009
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Liberated Architecture+

Recently on a trip to South America we visited Tigre, a community about an hour north of Buenos Aires by...

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February 15, 2009
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Letter to BUILD+

A few weeks ago we received an email from a very talented young architect in training that we interviewed several...

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February 11, 2009
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Residential Construction Cost Cheat-Sheet+

The BUILDblog residential construction cost cheat-sheet is a quick method to estimate the cost of a new home or home...

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February 8, 2009
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Structures of the Andes: Architecture without Architects+

On a recent trip to South America we took the opportunity to cross the Andes Mountain range.  Los Libertadores Pass...

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February 5, 2009
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Special Projects Division Cabinet Shop+

An introduction to the Special Projects Division (SPD) cabinet shop, a subsidiary of BUILD LLC where we make hot, modern...

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February 2, 2009
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The Architecture of Significance+

Today’s post is not so much about architecture as it is about what it takes to create a significant place. ...

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January 30, 2009
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On the Radar+

BLOGGING Our new favorite architecture blog is arch Daily.  Not only do these guys keep you up to date on...

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January 26, 2009
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The Wineries of Mendoza+

Recently we spent some time down in South America, a successful maneuver to avoid the snowstorm, the rain storm and...

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January 22, 2009
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Mid-Century Modern Remodel+

Updating a 1950's mid-century modern home in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood with modern materials and methods.

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January 16, 2009
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4 Cities in South America+

After sneaking off to South America over the holidays we’re back in the saddle here at the BUILDblog.  Our travels...

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January 13, 2009
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On the Radar+

Thanks to those of you supplying our addiction to modern design and culture, there’s been no lack of great links...

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December 20, 2008
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10 EMERGING DETAILS IN KITCHEN DESIGN+

We’re currently in the middle of designing a modern, timeless kitchen for a single family residence and it’s an exciting...

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December 15, 2008
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Carlo Mollino: Renaissance Man+

[Photo courtesy Carlo Mollino arabesques, Electa Press] There’s a good chance that your college design professors never introduced you to...

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December 7, 2008
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The Modern List Seattle+

The Modern List Seattle is intended for the design conscious interested in experiencing modern architecture, design, art, food and...

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December 2, 2008
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