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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017

Read More+ 1 week ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

BUILD takes a technical look at the CSH2016 landscape and hardscape plan.

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 1 month ago

The Sensible, Modern Cabin+

BUILD identifies the sweet spot of design-forward cabin architecture.

Read More+ 3 months ago

A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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The Logic of Elevation Design+

BUILD reviews the modern envelope strategies of their latest project in Bellevue.

Read More+ 4 months ago

The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

BUILD covers an example of a pleasant design surprise in the Case Study House 2016.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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A Dozen Lesser Known Houses You Should Know About+

BUILD reviews 12 influential houses that get too little attention in the design world.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

BUILD examines a variety of roof assemblies on the Magnolia House + Guesthouse.

Read More+ 6 months ago

How Much Energy is Saved by Reusing a Foundation?+

BUILD runs the numbers on the energy savings of down-and-dirty sustainability

Read More+ 6 months ago
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The Liljestrand House and the Beauty of Restraint+

BUILD returns from Oahu with lessons from the Liljestrand House.

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Representing the Real, A New Year’s Resolution+

BUILD resolves to represent the unsung design heroes in 2017.


Read More+ 7 months ago

Architectural Steel Design+

BUILD outlines their most important design guidelines for architectural steel design.

Read More+ 8 months ago

Design Values Roundup+

BUILD reflects on the importance of design values.

Read More+ 8 months ago

Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

BUILD strikes design harmony between the flat screen and the firebox.

Read More+ 9 months ago

Timeless Representations + Modern Technology+

BUILD discusses the magic balance between timeless representation methods and modern technologies.

Read More+ 9 months ago

The Curated Residence+

BUILD introduces their recently completed modern residence in Magnolia.

Read More+ 11 months ago

The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

BUILD explores an important exception in the building code for vertical circulation.

Read More+ 12 months ago

Architecture By Volumes+

BUILD approaches the design of a recent residence guided by volumetric relationships.

Read More+ 1 year ago

An Architect’s Guide to Photography+

BUILD's photography department reviews the motives, gear, and methods behind the architectural shot.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Design Observations From the UK+

3 design takeaways from BUILD’s recent trip through England.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

Read More+ 1 year ago

A Residential Guide to Spray Foam Insulation+

BUILD reviews the use of spray foam insulation at the Case Study House 2016.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Roof Terrace Design+

BUILD covers 5 important design considerations for rooftop living.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Last Call (Evolutions in Social Media)+

BUILD says farewell to comments and gives readers the last word.

Read More+ 1 year ago

How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Home?+

BUILD addresses the timeline of single-family residential design.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The New Era of Architectural Embellishment+

BUILD offers a distinction between building and ornament in response to a new era of architecture.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

BUILD recites the secret poetics of architecture’s hardest worker.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Great Bandwidth Recession+

BUILD shares their tools for battle against lack of time, patience, and thoughtfulness.

Read More+ 1 year ago