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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.

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

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A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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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.

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

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

Read More+ 7 months 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+ 7 months ago
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The Liljestrand House and the Beauty of Restraint+

BUILD returns from Oahu with lessons from the Liljestrand House.

Read More+ 7 months ago

Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

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

Read More+ 9 months ago

Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

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

Read More+ 10 months ago

Strategies for Interior Wood Finishes+

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

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Tricks of the Trade: Architectural Guardrails+

BUILD discusses some aesthetically pleasing strategies for guardrail design

Read More+ 11 months ago

Architecture By Volumes+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Working At Cross Purposes; Seattle’s Affordability Crisis+

BUILD takes a serious look at Seattle's housing crisis and makes a bold proposal.

Read More+ 1 year ago

A Residential Guide to Spray Foam Insulation+

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

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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.

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The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

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

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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.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Designing Systems+

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

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Case Study House Comparison+

BUILD reviews some surprising Case Study House similarities.

Read More+ 2 years ago

The Function and Aesthetics of Cantilevers+

BUILD discusses the merits of hanging out with cantilevers.

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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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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.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Craft of Tropical Modernism, an Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 2+

BUILD sits down with Mark de Reus to discuss his practice and passion for tropical modernism.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Case Study House 2014 Furniture Specifications+

BUILD spells out the specs for a recent modern furniture package.

Read More+ 2 years ago