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Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

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

Read More+ 15 days ago

5 Design Features for Modern Powder Rooms+

5 Modern design tricks for the powder room.

Read More+ 36 days ago

Mud & Laundry Room Design+

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

Read More+ 57 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.

Read More+ 64 days ago
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Explorations in Stair Design+

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

Read More+ 78 days ago

Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

Read More+ 106 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+ 127 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+ 134 days ago

Modern Base Transitions+

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

Read More+ 141 days ago

Meeting the Energy Code Without Blowing the Budget or Compromising Aesthetics+

BUILD gets transparent with 5 strategies to tackle the energy code aesthetically and cost-effectively.

Read More+ 155 days ago

Design Strategies for Kitchen Hood Venting+

BUILD breaks down kitchen hood venting to a science and highlights a new solution.

Read More+ 197 days ago

Veneering 101+

BUILD explains the beauty of the SPD veneering process for cabinet packages.

Read More+ 204 days ago

Modern Transitions+

BUILD uncovers a new stair and material transition detail.

Read More+ 211 days ago

Sometimes Dumber is Smarter+

BUILD shares one of the many counter-intuitive measures of modernism.

Read More+ 232 days ago

Ridge Beams and Ridge Boards: Modern Structural Solutions for A-Frames+

BUILD spells out the distinctions between ridge beams and ridge boards in modern A-frame construction.

Read More+ 246 days ago

BUILD Status Report+

The latest on what's been keeping BUILD buzzing all summer long.

Read More+ 250 days ago

Lessons in Tile+

BUILD shares the latest standards driving their bathroom design.

Read More+ 260 days ago

CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 3: Lofts, Mezzanine & Deck+

BUILD wraps up the creativeLIVE tenant improvement with part 3 of the series.

Read More+ 267 days ago
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CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 2: Lunchroom, Kitchen & Breakout Rooms+

BUILD continues to share the scoop on the finished spaces and specs at creativeLIVE San Francisco.

Read More+ 271 days ago

CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 1: Reception, Studios & Workrooms+

BUILD shares the ins and outs of creativeLIVE's new San Francisco office. (Part 1 of 3)

Read More+ 274 days ago

Rhythm of Architecture, Part II+

BUILD continues the research and exploration of modernism with rhythm.

Read More+ 281 days ago

Rhythm of Architecture, Part I+

BUILD shares the importance and beauty of rhythm in architecture.

Read More+ 285 days ago
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Glass Box in the Forest+

BUILD gets transparent with some technicalities and design moves of a recently completed project.

Read More+ 288 days ago

Poetics of Ordinary+

BUILD admires the simplicity and poetry of ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways.

Read More+ 295 days ago
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Society Activation+

BUILD shares the final specs and celebration at Society Consulting.

Read More+ 309 days ago

The Importance of Concept+

BUILD shares the importance of a concept, and reveals the one driving their latest project.

Read More+ 316 days ago

Reusing Stone and Brick+

BUILD spells out the pros and cons of reusing existing brick and stone on a project.

Read More+ 323 days ago

Foundation Mono-pours+

BUILD's primer on the mono-pour.

Read More+ 330 days ago

An Incremental Evolution of Design+

Specific, controlled modifications are the key to BUILD's evolution of design.

Read More+ 337 days ago

SPD Project Update+

BUILD reveals the project that's currently keeping the SPD shop buzzing.

Read More+ 341 days ago

SPD Cabinet & Furniture Shop Developments+

BUILD catches up with the guys at SPD to get the lowdown on the latest shop happenings.

Read More+ 351 days ago

Architects and the Power of Words+

BUILD tells the story of a design disaster in 1959 turned positive with one simple word from the right person...

Read More+ 355 days ago