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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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Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

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5 Design Features for Modern Powder Rooms+

5 Modern design tricks for the powder room.

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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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Mud & Laundry Room Design+

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

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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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A New Model for Rural Dwellings+

4 Exceptional examples of modern rural dwellings and the similarities that make them so.

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Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

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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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Windows, Roof Overhangs, and Headers+

BUILD covers 5 projects where the windows, roof overhangs and headers play well together.

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Modern Base Transitions+

BUILD covers a handful of tricky situations for modern base detailing.

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The Down & Dirty of Sustainable Design+

BUILD dismisses the glamor and gloss of the “green” movement and describes the gritty (and sometimes dull) reality of true...

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Meeting the Energy Code Without Blowing the Budget or Compromising Aesthetics+

BUILD gets transparent with 5 strategies to tackle the energy code aesthetically and cost-effectively.

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Design Strategies for Kitchen Hood Venting+

BUILD breaks down kitchen hood venting to a science and highlights a new solution.

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Veneering 101+

BUILD explains the beauty of the SPD veneering process for cabinet packages.

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Modern Transitions+

BUILD uncovers a new stair and material transition detail.

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Sometimes Dumber is Smarter+

BUILD shares one of the many counter-intuitive measures of modernism.

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Defining the Datum+

BUILD discusses their standard datum lines and the rationale behind their process.

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Ridge Beams and Ridge Boards: Modern Structural Solutions for A-Frames+

BUILD spells out the distinctions between ridge beams and ridge boards in modern A-frame construction.

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BUILD Status Report+

The latest on what's been keeping BUILD buzzing all summer long.

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Marking the Jobsite+

BUILD shares their latest tips on fine-tuning the design-build process.

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Lessons in Tile+

BUILD shares the latest standards driving their bathroom design.

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Rhythm of Architecture, Part II+

BUILD continues the research and exploration of modernism with rhythm.

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Glass Box in the Forest+

BUILD gets transparent with some technicalities and design moves of a recently completed project.

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On the Radar+

BUILD shares the latest activity hitting their summer radar.

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The Rationale of Feng Shui in Architecture+

BUILD spells out the 10 most practiced guidelines of Feng Shui

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Reusing Stone and Brick+

BUILD spells out the pros and cons of reusing existing brick and stone on a project.

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Foundation Mono-pours+

BUILD's primer on the mono-pour.

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BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares the latest projects, events, and activity buzzing around the office.

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