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A Visual Guide to Stairs+

BUILD shares a collection of fine-tuned, sensibly modern stair options, complete with handy matrix.

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The Craft of Physical Models: A Guest Post by Cale Wilber+

BUILD's summer intern shares thoughts and lessons about the handmade architectural model.

Read More+ 3 weeks ago

CSH 2014 Design Progress+

BUILD spells out the progress on earthwork, utilities, foundations, framing and neighbor relations on the Case Study House 2014.

Read More+ 4 weeks ago

The Scandinavian Farmhouse Guide: A Case for Standardization+

BUILD shares design wisdom from a humble Scandinavian farmhouse.

Read More+ 1 month ago

Curbless Shower Design+

BUILD gets technical with a functional, beautiful detail for the bathroom.

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10 Design Observations from Scandinavia+

BUILD shares insights from a recent trip abroad.

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BUILD Status Report+

The latest happenings around the BUILD World Headquarters and beyond.

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The Modern List Denmark+

BUILD shares the modernist hotspots in their latest installment of TML Denmark.

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Seattle Design Festival 2014+

BUILD shares their recommendations for Seattle Design Festival 2014.

Read More+ 3 months ago

Notes on the Nature of Perfection+

BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction.

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Art at the Case Study House+

BUILD shares an artist's vision for honoring the final days of a structure before demolition.

Read More+ 4 months ago

Is Radiant In-Floor Heat Right for Your Home?+

BUILD explains in-floor radiant heat systems and lists the advantages and disadvantages.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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Modernism Beyond the Shed Roof+

BUILD introduces some new roof structures to the modernist kit-of-parts.

Read More+ 5 months ago

A Sequence of Experiences+

BUILD explains the deliberate design moves of approaching a house.

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10 Architectural Features That Should Be Taken Out Of Rotation+

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

Read More+ 6 months ago

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

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Fashion-Proof Material Palettes+

4 Timeless interior material palettes from BUILD's library.

Read More+ 7 months ago

Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

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

Read More+ 8 months ago

5 Design Features for Modern Powder Rooms+

5 Modern design tricks for the powder room.

Read More+ 8 months ago

Mud & Laundry Room Design+

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

Read More+ 9 months 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+ 9 months 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+ 10 months ago

Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

Read More+ 11 months 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+ 11 months 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+ 12 months ago

Modern Base Transitions+

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

Read More+ 12 months 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+ 1 year ago

Design Strategies for Kitchen Hood Venting+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

Veneering 101+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

Modern Transitions+

BUILD uncovers a new stair and material transition detail.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Sometimes Dumber is Smarter+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago