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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.

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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

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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.

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The New Era of Architectural Embellishment+

BUILD offers a distinction between building and ornament in response to a new era of architecture.

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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.

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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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Designing Systems+

BUILD outlines why designing systems is just as important as designing houses.

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The BUILD Office+

BUILD gives the official interior tour of their new office.

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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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