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BUILDblog break+

August marks a year of the BUILD blog and it’s time for us to take a little breather. Thanks to...

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August 1, 2008
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Urban Blight+

We don’t want to make a habit of blogging about adverse architectures in the northwest but the current “townhouse” model...

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July 28, 2008
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The New Modern List+

Thanks to the constant harassment of our tech savvy friends, we’ve finally migrated the Flash based Modern List website to...

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July 24, 2008
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Densities & Openings+

Doing research for our previous Google-Earth themed posts (Dwelling-Scapes and Building-Scapes) we began noticing some interesting deviations in the urban...

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July 22, 2008
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Better Know a Neighborhood: U-District & Ravenna+

The U-District and Ravenna are surprising neighborhoods. They are closer to downtown than you might think in both proximity and...

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July 14, 2008
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Board & Batten Siding+

Board and batten siding is the underdog of siding systems, but we like it for the following reasons: It has...

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July 8, 2008
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Floating Houses+

Living, working and blogging in Seattle, it was only a matter of time before we felt obligated to post on...

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July 4, 2008
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Modern House: materials and methods of the current time+

BUILD llc recently completed a home on Bainbridge Island here in the northwest that uses some materials and methods that...

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July 1, 2008
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Phoenix Architecture: Part Three+

Part three of our Phoenix series focuses on the public library. As this is our last in the series we...

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June 28, 2008
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Phoenix Architecture: Part Two+

Part two of our Phoenix series focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright and a couple of his most prominent works in...

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June 25, 2008
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Phoenix Architecture: Part One+

The BUILD research team is currently in sunny Phoenix Arizona and we thought we’d do a blog or two while...

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June 23, 2008
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Heating Systems for Small Homes+

Most of the projects we work on incorporate forced air heating systems. But these systems aren’t always the most effective...

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June 18, 2008
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Modern Toasters+

While toasters seem like a trivial design element, the fact of the matter is that they’re usually out on the...

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June 16, 2008
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Masters of Industrial Design+

Today’s post documents two industrial designer heroes of ours. While independent of one another they have developed similar aesthetic vocabularies...

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June 9, 2008
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Graffiti and Cities+

[Photo by Joe Schell] If the graffiti in Seattle were to be graded it would acquire something in the realm...

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June 6, 2008
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Modern Tour: Arizona + New Mexico+

BUILD is heading to the south-west and we need your advice. We’ve put together a rough agenda of modern gems...

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June 4, 2008
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Digital Media Tools for Architects and Designers+

So there we were, logged on to YouTube, staring at the monitor glassy eyed and naïve. We submitted our search...

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May 30, 2008
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Quotes on Design+

Quotes are infectious things in the design world. A good quote is often more timeless than the work it speaks...

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May 27, 2008
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Gwendolyn Wright Lecture+

[Photo by Don Purdue] On Wednesday night Gwendolyn Wright finished up the UW spring lecture series with an exceptional talk...

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May 22, 2008
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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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May 21, 2008
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The Modern List San Francisco 2+

We’re back from San Francisco and regret to inform you that we missed a ton of hot spots in our...

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May 19, 2008
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The Modern List San Francisco+

BUILD is heading to San Francisco this weekend and we’re doing our best to try and keep up with such...

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May 13, 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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May 11, 2008
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Better Know a Neighborhood – Georgetown, Seattle+

If Georgetown is one thing- it’s cool, it’s so cool it doesn’t care what anybody thinks about it. Located approximately...

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May 5, 2008
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Architecture and Discipline+

It happens quite often, we’re at a cocktail party, a gathering, someone asks us what we do, we say we’re...

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April 30, 2008
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NYC Diagrams+

In spirit of heading to Manhattan, today’s blog features some sexy diagramming, mapping and visual measures from New York City....

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April 23, 2008
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The Modern List Give-Away+

The glacial freeze has finally thawed on the east coast which means that it’s time for us to head to...

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April 21, 2008
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A New Visual Language for Architecture+

Each generation of architects seems to establish their own language of visual presentation. The crisp graphite lines and dramatic perspective...

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April 18, 2008
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Lorcan O’Herlihy: The Rigor of Process+

We’ve wanted to do a post on the work of Lorcan O’Herlihy for quite some time now. The difficulty was...

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April 14, 2008
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Recent Materials + Products+

Recently BUILD finished up a nice little condominium interior which introduces several new products to the palette. We’ve put together...

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April 4, 2008
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Cor-ten Architectural Siding+

Also known as “weathering steel” the trademarked product Cor-ten has become prominent in progressive architecture here in North America. Cor-ten...

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March 26, 2008
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Seattle’s Civic Architecture+

We can’t even imagine how difficult it must be to do inspiring, forward thinking architecture at the civic level in...

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March 23, 2008
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