Translucency and Light+

BUILD shares a peek into strategies for harnessing subtle and dramatic light qualities.

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June 15, 2009
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Learning from Legos+

BUILD gives LEGO the credit they deserve.

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June 11, 2009
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How to Start Your Own Design Firm+

BUILD shares their wisdom on how to start your own firm.

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June 6, 2009
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Daybeds+

BUILD shares the results of their modern daybed research.

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June 3, 2009
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Arthur Erickson: Pacific Northwest Modern Master+

BUILD pays homage to one of the Northwest's great architects.

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May 29, 2009
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The Indispensable Importance of Experience+

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

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May 26, 2009
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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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May 21, 2009
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On the Radar+

The radar's chock-full of red hot architecture and design.

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May 18, 2009
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Get Your Hands Dirty+

BUILD and SPD delve into the value and satisfaction of making things by hand.

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May 15, 2009
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Timeless Design+

BUILD catalogs some of their favorite designs that will never go out of style.

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May 12, 2009
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The Modern List: Portland ups the ante+

BUILD's tips on getting your modern fill in The Rose City.

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May 6, 2009
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Raising the Bar #3: Well Executed Townhomes+

BUILD highlights some bar-raising townhome developments popping up around the city.

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April 30, 2009
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Raising the Bar #2: Super-Markets+

BUILD takes note of the possibilities (and the reality) of supermarket design here and abroad.

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April 27, 2009
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On Assignment+

BUILD uncovers some gorgeous Barcelona-based residential projects.

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April 26, 2009
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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
7 Comments

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
9 Comments

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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