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The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

BUILD explores an important exception in the building code for vertical circulation.

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Architecture By Volumes+

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

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An Architect’s Guide to Photography+

BUILD's photography department reviews the motives, gear, and methods behind the architectural shot.

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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.

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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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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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Architectural Rotations+

BUILD adds a twist to some of their latest designs.

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Designing Systems+

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

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Case Study House Comparison+

BUILD reviews some surprising Case Study House similarities.

Read More+ 7 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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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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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+ 11 months ago
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Operable Glass Walls+

BUILD opens up on operable glass walls.

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.

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Shoring 101+

BUILD shares some basic lessons on shoring.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Program, Plan, and Square Feet+

BUILD crunches some real numbers behind residential square footage.

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Holiday Drink Roundup+

Team BUILD shares their favorite winter beverages.

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Inverting the Plan+

BUILD explores the inverted house plan.

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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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CSH 2014 Design Progress+

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

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The Scandinavian Farmhouse Guide: A Case for Standardization+

BUILD shares design wisdom from a humble Scandinavian farmhouse.

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Notes on the Nature of Perfection+

BUILD addresses the notion of perfection in design and construction.

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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2014 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a healthy economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat...

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

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

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Modernism Beyond the Shed Roof+

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

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