designing

On the Radar+

BUILD shares what's been hitting their design radar this summer.

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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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Property Research Cheat Sheet+

BUILD publishes their property research questions as a handy one-page cheat sheet.

Read More+ 25 days ago

A Sequence of Experiences+

BUILD explains the deliberate design moves of approaching a house.

Read More+ 32 days ago

10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation+

BUILD officially takes 10 architectural features out of the design vernacular.

Read More+ 46 days ago

Introducing the BUILD Case Study House 2014+

Road maps, the illusion of blank canvases, and plurality; important aspects of the 2014 BUILD Case Study House.

Read More+ 60 days ago

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

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

Read More+ 67 days ago

Fashion-Proof Material Palettes+

4 Timeless interior material palettes from BUILD's library.

Read More+ 74 days ago

Something is Very Wrong+

BUILD sounds the alarm bell on over-regulation, excessive permit fees, and general bureaucratic embellishment.

Read More+ 81 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+ 88 days ago

The Questions of Cooking; A Guest Post by Aaron Freedman, Appliance Sherpa+

Appliance Sherpa, Aaron Freedman, answers the important questions on cooking appliances.

Read More+ 95 days ago

BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares what's been keeping their office abuzz since the start of 2014.

Read More+ 102 days ago

Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

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

Read More+ 109 days ago

A Student’s Guide to the Architectural Portfolio+

5 Timeless guidelines for every design portfolio

Read More+ 116 days ago

Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

Read More+ 123 days ago

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.

Read More+ 137 days ago

On the Radar+

BUILD's radar blips for Spring 2014.

Read More+ 144 days ago

Mud & Laundry Room Design+

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

Read More+ 151 days ago
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Navigating the Hills of Affordable Housing; An Interview With David Baker, Part 2+

BUILD sits down to chat with David Baker, San Francisco architect and urbanite.

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Explorations in Stair Design+

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

Read More+ 172 days ago

A Design Guide to the Super Bowl+

Full design coverage for the 2014 Super Bowl.

Read More+ 179 days ago

Death of an Architect+

BUILD honors architects who have recently passed on and left a lasting legacy.

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A New Model for Rural Dwellings+

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

Read More+ 193 days ago

Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

Read More+ 200 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...

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BUILD Introduces…BUILDbot+

BUILD gets their feet wet in the world of makers.

Read More+ 214 days ago

5 Modern Kitchen Designs & Principles+

BUILD outlines 5 important principles of kitchen design and highlights 5 designed, built and in-use examples.

Read More+ 221 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+ 228 days ago

Modern Base Transitions+

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

Read More+ 235 days ago