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Case Study House Comparison+

BUILD reviews some surprising Case Study House similarities.

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The Function and Aesthetics of Cantilevers+

BUILD discusses the merits of hanging out with cantilevers.

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Original vs. Copy, A Case for Knock-offs+

BUILD reviews furniture examples where the knock-off might be more authentic than the original.

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Contextual Doesn’t Mean Copying+

BUILD takes a look at projects that honor the past by paying respect to context.

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Burnt vs. Stained+

BUILD experiments with treating exterior cedar siding.

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The Myth of the Gourmet Kitchen+

BUILD discusses why you don't need a gourmet kitchen to cook great food.

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BUILD Year in Review+

BUILD takes a look back at the past twelve months.

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Elevation Lessons From the Masters+

BUILD takes some important elevation design cues from 5 modern masters.

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Circumstances, Expectations and Trust; An Interview with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Part 2+

BUILD shares part 2 of their interview with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro of BCJ.

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The Importance of Interpretation+

BUILD cracks the code on cracking the building code.

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What Seattle Can Learn From San Francisco: An Interview with Architect Jim Zack+

BUILD talks with Jim Zack about the urban planning and permitting lessons that San Francisco can offer.

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The Architecture of the Future is Layering+

BUILD takes a look at examples of layered urban architecture.

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Introducing the BUILD Case Study House 2016+

BUILD introduces the latest Case Study House project.

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Seattle Design Festival 2015+

BUILD checks out the opening weekend of SDF2015, and shares a short-list of recommendations for the 2-week festival.

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S2V 2015+

BUILD recaps the sixth consecutive ride from Seattle to Vancouver.

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Custom vs. Customized+

BUILD tackles the benefits of custom and customizing architectural elements.

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Urban Development Strategies: Design & Permitting+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 2)

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Urban Development Strategies: Planning & Programming+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 1)

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The Sensibility of Circulation Volumes+

BUILD covers the programmatic and aesthetic advantages of grouping circulation spaces in houses and buildings.

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Operable Glass Walls+

BUILD opens up on operable glass walls.

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BUILD Book Review+

BUILD shares reviews on some of the latest books to hit their shelves.

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Desai Residence Completion: Data Points for Creating a Modern Home+

BUILD covers the challenges and solutions of designing a modern home in Seattle.

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BUILD Status Report+

The latest in-house buzz at BUILD World Headquarters.

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The Significance of Local Craftsmanship+

BUILD puts their money where there mouth is and gets a new road bike.

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A Modern Guide to Windows+

BUILD deconstructs the basics of windows for the modern home.

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Why We Build Case Study Houses+

BUILD reveals the ideas and execution behind their Case Study House Series.

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The Multiple Roles of the Kitchen Island+

BUILD catalogs their top 10 kitchen island design strategies for the modern home.

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Timeless Design as Sustainability+

BUILD shares their take on the true qualities of sustainable architecture.

Read More+ 11 months ago

The Beautifully Boring Box+

BUILD discusses a number of project factors and design responses that led to a simple, disciplined architecture.

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