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Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece+

BUILD reviews their latest multi-family project and the complexities of getting it realized.

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Why Seattle’s New Early Community Outreach Requirement Will Actually Damage the City+

BUILD explains why Seattle's new Early Community Outreach Requirement is a terrible layer of bureaucracy for a city in...

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The Park Modern Turns 10+

The Park Modern building gets its 10-year performance review.

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Open Letter to the Mayor+

BUILD offers up some important facts, experience, and perspective to Seattle's new mayor

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Architectural Origins, Educations and Risks; A Conversation with Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein, Part 2+

BUILD interviews master architects Steven Holl and Ed Weinstein for ARCADE Magazine.

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Curbless Shower Guide+

BUILD shares the next guide in their manual series: the curbless shower detail.

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Header Alignment Guide+

BUILD’s guide to achieving alignment at windows, doors, and siding.

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Flush Base Guide+

A step by step guide on the design and install of BUILD’s flush base detail 

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A Decade of the BUILD Blog+

A look back at the past decade of the BUILD Blog, and the toward the future ahead.

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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017.

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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

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

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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

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Designing the College Campus—Past, Present, and Future; An Interview with Rebecca Barnes & Kristine Kenney, Part 2+

BUILD discusses influence, experience, and the future of Seattle with UW's campus architect & landscape architect.

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The Bill Buxton Primer+

BUILD gears up to interview renaissance man, Bill Buxton.

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A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

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The Logic of Elevation Design+

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

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The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

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

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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.

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How Much Energy is Saved by Reusing a Foundation?+

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

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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.

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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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