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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

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BUILD Status Report+

The scoop at BUILD on the 20-year mark

Read More+ 7 months ago
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The Design, Construction, and Lifestyle of Papali Wailea; an Interview with Ed Weinstein, Part 2+

BUILD talks with Ed Weinstein about what made the Papali Wailea project a success despite all the challenges.

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2019 Cheat Sheet+

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

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The DNA of Planned Communities+

BUILD studies 3 planned communities and gets to their essential DNA.

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The Park Modern Turns 10+

The Park Modern building gets its 10-year performance review.

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Flush Base Guide+

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

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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

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

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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

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

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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

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A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

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The Logic of Elevation Design+

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

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The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

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

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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

BUILD examines a variety of roof assemblies on the Magnolia House + Guesthouse.

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How Much Energy is Saved by Reusing a Foundation?+

BUILD runs the numbers on the energy savings of down-and-dirty sustainability

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The Liljestrand House and the Beauty of Restraint+

BUILD returns from Oahu with lessons from the Liljestrand House.

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Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

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

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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.

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Strategies for Interior Wood Finishes+

BUILD outlines the design methods for balancing the use of 3 different interior woods.

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Tricks of the Trade: Architectural Guardrails+

BUILD discusses some aesthetically pleasing strategies for guardrail design

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The Curated Residence+

BUILD introduces their recently completed modern residence in Magnolia.

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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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Working At Cross Purposes; Seattle’s Affordability Crisis+

BUILD takes a serious look at Seattle's housing crisis and makes a bold proposal.

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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+ 4 years ago

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

BUILD addresses the timeline of single-family residential design.

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Lagom, in Life and in Architecture+

BUILD delves into the concept of lagom, which (in the U.S.) is easier done than said.

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