architecture process

Declarations of Intention (or the Architectural Manifesto)+

BUILD's top 5 must-read architectural manifestos.

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The Craft of Physical Models: A Guest Post by Cale Wilber+

BUILD's summer intern shares thoughts and lessons about the handmade architectural model.

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CSH 2014 Design Progress+

BUILD spells out the progress on earthwork, utilities, foundations, framing and neighbor relations on the Case Study House 2014.

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The Scandinavian Farmhouse Guide: A Case for Standardization+

BUILD shares design wisdom from a humble Scandinavian farmhouse.

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Curbless Shower Design+

BUILD gets technical with a functional, beautiful detail for the bathroom.

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BUILD Status Report+

The latest happenings around the BUILD World Headquarters and beyond.

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Notes on the Nature of Perfection+

BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction.

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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2014 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a healthy economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat...

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Is Radiant In-Floor Heat Right for Your Home?+

BUILD explains in-floor radiant heat systems and lists the advantages and disadvantages.

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Modernism Beyond the Shed Roof+

BUILD introduces some new roof structures to the modernist kit-of-parts.

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Property Research Cheat Sheet+

BUILD publishes their property research questions as a handy one-page cheat sheet.

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A Sequence of Experiences+

BUILD explains the deliberate design moves of approaching a house.

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10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation+

BUILD officially takes 10 architectural features out of the design vernacular.

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Introducing the BUILD Case Study House 2014+

Road maps, the illusion of blank canvases, and plurality; important aspects of the 2014 BUILD Case Study House.

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Shearwalls 101: Why You Can’t Have a Window There+

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

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Fashion-Proof Material Palettes+

4 Timeless interior material palettes from BUILD's library.

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Something is Very Wrong+

BUILD sounds the alarm bell on over-regulation, excessive permit fees, and general bureaucratic embellishment.

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The Inconspicuousness of Sensible Sustainability+

BUILD takes a crack at the math behind one of the most sustainable (and least marketed) moves with residential construction....

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The Questions of Cooking; A Guest Post by Aaron Freedman, Appliance Sherpa+

Appliance Sherpa, Aaron Freedman, answers the important questions on cooking appliances.

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BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares what's been keeping their office abuzz since the start of 2014.

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Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

BUILD draws out 5 design strategies for decks over living spaces.

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A Student’s Guide to the Architectural Portfolio+

5 Timeless guidelines for every design portfolio

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Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

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The Selection Process of Design+

BUILD spells out 5 filters and considerations that aid architects and homeowners in the selection process.

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On the Radar+

BUILD's radar blips for Spring 2014.

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Mud & Laundry Room Design+

BUILD offers up the dirt on modern mud & laundry rooms.

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Navigating the Hills of Affordable Housing; An Interview With David Baker, Part 2+

BUILD sits down to chat with David Baker, San Francisco architect and urbanite.

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Explorations in Stair Design+

BUILD takes a trip upstairs and defines some Scandinavian influenced strategies for experimental design.

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BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares the ins and outs of what's been buzzing around the office in their final status report for...

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5 Modern Kitchen Designs & Principles+

BUILD outlines 5 important principles of kitchen design and highlights 5 designed, built and in-use examples.

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