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Header Alignment Guide+

BUILD’s guide to achieving alignment at windows, doors, and siding.

Read More+ 2 weeks ago

Flush Base Guide+

A step by step guide on the design and install of BUILD’s flush base detail 

Read More+ 2 months ago
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A Decade of the BUILD Blog+

A look back at the past decade of the BUILD Blog, and the toward the future ahead.

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

BUILD takes a technical look at the CSH2016 landscape and hardscape plan.

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 5 months ago

Designing the College Campus—Past, Present, and Future; An Interview with Rebecca Barnes & Kristine Kenney, Part 2+

BUILD discusses influence, experience, and the future of Seattle with UW's campus architect & landscape architect.

Read More+ 6 months ago

A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

Read More+ 7 months ago
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The Logic of Elevation Design+

BUILD reviews the modern envelope strategies of their latest project in Bellevue.

Read More+ 8 months ago

The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

BUILD covers an example of a pleasant design surprise in the Case Study House 2016.

Read More+ 8 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+ 10 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+ 10 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+ 10 months ago
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Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA Architecture, Part 2+

Part 2 of BUILD's interview with Farshid Moussavi for ARCADE Magazine.

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Representing the Real, A New Year’s Resolution+

BUILD resolves to represent the unsung design heroes in 2017.


Read More+ 11 months ago

Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

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

Read More+ 12 months ago

The Prescient Work of Vladimir Ossipoff+

BUILD brushes up on the relatable work and ideas of Vladimir Ossipoff.

Read More+ 12 months ago

Architectural Steel Design+

BUILD outlines their most important design guidelines for architectural steel design.

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Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Timeless Representations + Modern Technology+

BUILD discusses the magic balance between timeless representation methods and modern technologies.

Read More+ 1 year ago

Ten More Interviews for ARCADE+

BUILD completes another 10 interviews for ARCADE Magazine.

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

Architecture By Volumes+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

An Architect’s Guide to Photography+

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

Read More+ 1 year ago

The Working Model+

BUILD reviews the usefulness of the working model as a communication tool.

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
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Lessons From London+

Design observations from BUILD's visit to London.

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.

Read More+ 2 years ago

Roof Terrace Design+

BUILD covers 5 important design considerations for rooftop living.

Read More+ 2 years ago

How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Home?+

BUILD addresses the timeline of single-family residential design.

Read More+ 2 years ago