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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Open Letter to MOMA+

Dear MOMA, We are members, supporters and regulars of your extraordinary museum.  We link to you on our websites, name-drop...

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September 25, 2008
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The Process of Architecture+

BUILD describes the full process of how architecture comes together.

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September 23, 2008
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The Modern List Manhattan+

BUILD just returned from New York City where we field tested the new and improved Modern List Manhattan.  The database...

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September 20, 2008
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Farm-Scapes+

Although not technically architecture, these images have some architectural qualities and make a strong visual statement about agriculture, economics and...

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September 11, 2008
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Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal+

Recently our good buddy Chris Patano of Patano Hafermann Architects gave BUILD a behind the scenes tour of their new...

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September 7, 2008
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The Poetics of Project Tracking+

As architects and builders, tracking construction projects is day-to-day business.  Everything from the finances to the kitchen faucet revisions are...

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September 5, 2008
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The Modern List St. Petersburg+

This post on St. Petersburg is the 3rd and final modern list guide from our recent travels which also include...

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September 3, 2008
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Finnish Wood Detailing+

Off the shore of Helsinki is Seurasaari Island; an Open Air Museum of traditional Finnish architecture and culture.  At first...

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September 1, 2008
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Finnish Door Handles+

In trying to attain ever greater levels of design geek-dom, we think we’ve done it this time.  That’s right, door...

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August 28, 2008
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The Modern List Finland+

BUILD llc recently returned from Scandinavia where we tracked the latest modern architecture, design, art, food and culture. Helsinki is...

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August 25, 2008
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Uppsala: Two Important Buildings+

North of Stockholm, about an hour by train, is the small university town of Uppsala. It makes for a nice...

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August 21, 2008
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The Modern List Stockholm+

We’re back from Scandinavia and we’ve got the scoop on the latest modern architecture, design, art, food and culture. First...

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August 19, 2008
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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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