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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

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

Read More+ 4 weeks 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+ 1 month ago
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Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA Architecture, Part 2+

Part 2 of BUILD's interview with Farshid Moussavi for ARCADE Magazine.

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Representing the Real, A New Year’s Resolution+

BUILD resolves to represent the unsung design heroes in 2017.


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Public Art That Does a Lot with a Little+

BUILD’s shares their picks for public art in Seattle worth tracking down.

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Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

BUILD kicks the tires on their most current kitchen appliance specification.

Read More+ 3 months ago

The Prescient Work of Vladimir Ossipoff+

BUILD brushes up on the relatable work and ideas of Vladimir Ossipoff.

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Architectural Steel Design+

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

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Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

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

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Strategies for Interior Wood Finishes+

BUILD outlines the design methods for balancing the use of 3 different interior woods.

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Timeless Representations + Modern Technology+

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

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Projects That Give Back+

BUILD reviews the First Central Station development and demonstrates how large scale projects can benefit cities and communities.

Read More+ 5 months ago

Seattle Design Festival 2016+

BUILD shares their recommendations for Seattle Design Festival 2016.

Read More+ 6 months ago

Ten More Interviews for ARCADE+

BUILD completes another 10 interviews for ARCADE Magazine.

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The Curated Residence+

BUILD introduces their recently completed modern residence in Magnolia.

Read More+ 7 months ago

The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

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

Read More+ 7 months ago

Architecture By Volumes+

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

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The Working Model+

BUILD reviews the usefulness of the working model as a communication tool.

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

Read More+ 9 months ago

A Residential Guide to Spray Foam Insulation+

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

Read More+ 10 months ago

Roof Terrace Design+

BUILD covers 5 important design considerations for rooftop living.

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

BUILD addresses the timeline of single-family residential design.

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Lagom, in Life and in Architecture+

BUILD delves into the concept of lagom, which (in the U.S.) is easier done than said.

Read More+ 10 months 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+ 11 months ago

BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares the newest adds to their website, both in project and people.

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The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

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

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Diagramming for Complex Projects+

3 complex projects put BUILD's diagramming capabilities to the test.

Read More+ 12 months ago

Architectural Rotations+

BUILD adds a twist to some of their latest designs.

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5 Reasons for Multigenerational Living+

BUILD brings the family back together.

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