BUILD Behind the Scenes

The Hidden Beauty of Framing+

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

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The Great Bandwidth Recession+

BUILD shares their tools for battle against lack of time, patience, and thoughtfulness.

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Diagramming for Complex Projects+

3 complex projects put BUILD's diagramming capabilities to the test.

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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.

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Case Study House Comparison+

BUILD reviews some surprising Case Study House similarities.

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The Function and Aesthetics of Cantilevers+

BUILD discusses the merits of hanging out with cantilevers.

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Burnt vs. Stained+

BUILD experiments with treating exterior cedar siding.

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BUILD Year in Review+

BUILD takes a look back at the past twelve months.

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Introducing the BUILD Case Study House 2016+

BUILD introduces the latest Case Study House project.

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S2V 2015+

BUILD recaps the sixth consecutive ride from Seattle to Vancouver.

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Urban Development Strategies: Planning & Programming+

BUILD unpacks the lessons learned from developing, designing, building, and occupying their very own project. (Part 1)

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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.

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BUILD Status Report+

The latest in-house buzz at BUILD World Headquarters.

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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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Rezoning as a Community Benefit+

BUILD discusses the benefits of rezoning on an upcoming mixed-use project.

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CSH 2014 Modern Siding Techniques+

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

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The Beautifully Boring Box+

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

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A Student’s Guide to the Architectural Internship+

BUILD lays out 10 tips for students looking to get the most out of their summer internship.

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CSH 2014 Construction Progress+

BUILD shares the latest progress at the CSH 2014.

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Shoring 101+

BUILD shares some basic lessons on shoring.

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The Importance of Urban Mapping: A Site Study at First Central Station+

BUILD introduces their latest commercial project on the boards, and shares the layered studies behind the design.

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BUILD Status Report+

BUILD shares their last status report of 2014.

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Holiday Drink Roundup+

Team BUILD shares their favorite winter beverages.

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On the Radar+

BUILD shares the blips off their fall/winter radar.

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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.

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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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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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