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

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

Read More+ 63 days ago

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....

Read More+ 84 days ago

Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

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

Read More+ 105 days ago

Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

Read More+ 119 days ago

The Selection Process of Design+

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

Read More+ 133 days ago

On the Radar+

BUILD's radar blips for Spring 2014.

Read More+ 140 days ago

Mud & Laundry Room Design+

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

Read More+ 147 days ago
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Explorations in Stair Design+

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

Read More+ 168 days ago

Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

Read More+ 196 days ago

BUILD Status Report+

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

Read More+ 203 days ago
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Windows, Roof Overhangs, and Headers+

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

Read More+ 224 days ago
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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...

Read More+ 238 days ago

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.

Read More+ 245 days ago

Design Strategies for Kitchen Hood Venting+

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

Read More+ 287 days ago

Veneering 101+

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

Read More+ 294 days ago

Modern Transitions+

BUILD uncovers a new stair and material transition detail.

Read More+ 301 days ago
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The Process of Commercial Work+

BUILD explains the design process of commercial projects in 10 steps.

Read More+ 308 days ago

Defining the Datum+

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

Read More+ 329 days ago
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Why We Still Model…By Hand+

BUILD breaks down their rationale behind making physical models.

Read More+ 333 days ago

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.

Read More+ 336 days ago

BUILD Status Report+

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

Read More+ 340 days ago

Marking the Jobsite+

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

Read More+ 343 days ago

Lessons in Tile+

BUILD shares the latest standards driving their bathroom design.

Read More+ 350 days ago
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CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 2: Lunchroom, Kitchen & Breakout Rooms+

BUILD continues to share the scoop on the finished spaces and specs at creativeLIVE San Francisco.

Read More+ 361 days ago

CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 1: Reception, Studios & Workrooms+

BUILD shares the ins and outs of creativeLIVE's new San Francisco office. (Part 1 of 3)

Read More+ 364 days ago

On the Radar+

BUILD shares the latest activity hitting their summer radar.

Read More+ 382 days ago
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Society Activation+

BUILD shares the final specs and celebration at Society Consulting.

Read More+ 399 days ago

The Importance of Concept+

BUILD shares the importance of a concept, and reveals the one driving their latest project.

Read More+ 406 days ago

Reusing Stone and Brick+

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

Read More+ 413 days ago