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
45 Comments

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
9 Comments

The Architecture of Death+

Typically we try and stay away from them, but about once a year we end up at a big box...

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November 25, 2008
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On the Radar+

On the Radar is BUILD’s every-couple-of-weeks synopsis of what we’re up to up. SURFING Lately our favorite gratuitous image site...

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November 20, 2008
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A Statement on Sustainability by BUILD LLC+

A statement addressing BUILD LLC's commitment to sensible design where durability, density, regionalism and timelessness are the most important factors...

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November 16, 2008
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Borderscapes+

In our ongoing Google Earth series the Borderscapes theme covers some fascinating interfaces between built-form and nature.  The plan view...

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November 13, 2008
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The Work of Gert Wingårdh+

While traveling through Scandinavia last summer we came across the work of Gert Wingårdh.  We’re ashamed to admit it but,...

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November 10, 2008
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Young Architects Day Recap+

On Wednesday November 5th BUILD initiated the first YAD event.  Young Architects Day is an afternoon/early-evening event in Seattle that...

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November 6, 2008
12 Comments

AIA Seattle: 2008 Honor Award Winners for Washington Architecture+

AIA Seattle hosted the 2008 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture on Monday, November 3rd in Seattle. This years theme was...

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November 4, 2008
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BUILD 2008 Halloween Costumes+

We’re just about done designing a home for an awesome client of ours who threw a Halloween party this year....

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November 2, 2008
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Guide to Copper Weathering+

Although generally familiar with the stages of weathered copper, we didn’t actually know the data behind the process.  Our architecture...

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October 29, 2008
6 Comments

On the Radar+

On the Radar, the every-couple-of-weeks synopsis of what we’re looking at on the web, is an official category in the...

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October 23, 2008
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Models for Low-Rise Multi-Family Housing: U.S.+

As part 2 of the low-rise multi-family series, and in response to our Urban Blight post, we want to bring...

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October 21, 2008
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Open Letter to Interns and Young Architects+

Dear Interns and Young Architects, We’ve been getting a lot of resumes lately.  Thank you for that – it’s good...

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October 19, 2008
6 Comments

Models for Low-Rise Multi-Family Housing: Europe+

Not too long ago we threw a few tomatoes at the townhouse model that has proliferated in the northwest.  It...

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October 17, 2008
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On The Radar+

A lot of cool stuff has found its way to the BUILDblog lately. Thanks to everyone for keeping us up...

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October 14, 2008
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Your favorite websites+

It’s time for a new website here at BUILD llc. We got some good mileage out of our clunky Flash...

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October 11, 2008
17 Comments

Kengo Kuma Lecture+

[photo by dbox] On Monday night BUILD attended the Kengo Kuma lecture at the Seattle Public Library which was a...

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October 8, 2008
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3 Relationships of Architecture to the Earth+

Years ago, back in school, we attended a lecture by renowned architect Daniel Liebskind.  He showed a series of simple...

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October 6, 2008
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Lost in Construction+

Maybe we’re on crazy pills but most of the buildings here in Seattle seem to exhibit a more interesting architecture...

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October 2, 2008
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Picnic Seattle+

Monday September 29th marks the opening of Picnic, a brand new food and wine boutique here in Seattle on Phinney...

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September 29, 2008
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