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Design Observations From the UK+

3 design takeaways from BUILD’s recent trip through England.

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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

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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.

Read More+ 2 months ago

The New Era of Architectural Embellishment+

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

Read More+ 3 months ago

The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

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

Read More+ 3 months ago

The BUILD Office+

BUILD gives the official interior tour of their new office.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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Case Study House Comparison+

BUILD reviews some surprising Case Study House similarities.

Read More+ 5 months ago

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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Burnt vs. Stained+

BUILD experiments with treating exterior cedar siding.

Read More+ 6 months ago

BUILD Year in Review+

BUILD takes a look back at the past twelve months.

Read More+ 6 months ago

Elevation Lessons From the Masters+

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

Read More+ 6 months ago

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.

Read More+ 7 months 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+ 9 months ago

Seattle Design Festival 2015+

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

Read More+ 10 months ago

Case Study House 2014 Furniture Specifications+

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

Read More+ 10 months ago

The Sensibility of Circulation Volumes+

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

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Operable Glass Walls+

BUILD opens up on operable glass walls.

Read More+ 11 months ago

BUILD Book Review+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago
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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.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Landscaping Strategies for the Modern Home+

BUILD shares landscaping tips for the modern, urban home.

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A Modern Guide to Windows+

BUILD deconstructs the basics of windows for the modern home.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Why We Build Case Study Houses+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Multiple Roles of the Kitchen Island+

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

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CSH 2014 Modern Siding Techniques+

BUILD runs through the concepts and techniques in modern exterior siding at the CSH2014.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Timeless Design as Sustainability+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Beautifully Boring Box+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

What We Learned From Staying in a Frank Lloyd Wright+

BUILD takes their architect's lens (and tape measure) to a FLW house.

Read More+ 1 year ago