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The Craft of Tropical Modernism: An Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 1+

BUILD talks with Mark de Reus about the design strategies of tropical modernism, the challenges of thatched roofs, and why...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Thank You, Seattle City Council+

BUILD expresses its gratitude for Council Bill 120587

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Density Doesn’t Have to be Scary+

BUILD discusses the challenges and opportunities of increased density in our single family neighborhoods.

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Living Large with a Small Footprint+

BUILD establishes a new model for the modern cottage

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Town & Country+

BUILD unveils a new model of home

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Balancing Green and Grey Infrastructure; An Interview with Seattle Arborist, Josh Petter+

BUILD talks with Master Arborist, Josh Petter, about the intersection between natural and built environments, how architects could work more...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Ten Design Lessons from Paul Kirk and the Puget Sound School+

BUILD discusses ten important lessons learned from Pacific Northwest Mid-Century Modern Masters

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Business of the Building Code+

BUILD analyzes and presents 50 years of building code metrics.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Importance of a Feasibility Study—Single-Family Residence Edition+

BUILD explains how the feasibility study can navigate the complexities of searching for and buying property.

Read More+ 3 years ago

On the Radar – 2021!+

Team BUILD gives the scoop on the books, shows, resources, and other good stuff that has been providing design inspiration...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Modular Construction + Senior Housing+

BUILD interviews master architect Gordon Walker on the nature of senior housing.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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A Responsive Architecture+

BUILD photographs and discusses the components of Pacific Northwest regionalism

Read More+ 3 years ago

Case Study House 2016, Phase 2+

BUILD reviews the hardscapes of the CSH2016 project

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

BUILD covers design ideas for the work-from-home lifestyle

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

Read More+ 4 years ago
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BUILD Status Report+

The scoop at BUILD on the 20-year mark

Read More+ 5 years 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+ 5 years 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...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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The DNA of Planned Communities+

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

Read More+ 6 years ago
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The Park Modern Turns 10+

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

Read More+ 6 years ago

Flush Base Guide+

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

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

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

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

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

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 7 years ago

A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

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

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

Read More+ 7 years ago

The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

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

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

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

Read More+ 7 years ago