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The Ted Smith Primer, 5 Important Works+

BUILD heads to San Diego to hunt the projects of Ted Smith

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Sommarstuga Study: How the Scandinavians Have Mastered the Art of the Summerhouse+

BUILD takes a Scandinavian road trip and gets to the bottom of the summerhouse

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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+ 7 months ago
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How the Maker Movement Fails+

After a trip to NYC, BUILD notices a blind spot in the maker movement.

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The DNA of Planned Communities+

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

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece+

BUILD reviews their latest multi-family project and the complexities of getting it realized.

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The Park Modern Turns 10+

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

Read More+ 2 years ago

Curbless Shower Guide+

BUILD shares the next guide in their manual series: the curbless shower detail.

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Header Alignment Guide+

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

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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.

Read More+ 3 years ago

The Easter Eggs of Architecture+

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

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A Dozen Lesser Known Houses You Should Know About+

BUILD reviews 12 influential houses that get too little attention in the design world.

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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.

Read More+ 3 years ago

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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Projects That Give Back+

BUILD reviews the First Central Station development and demonstrates how large scale projects can benefit cities and communities.

Read More+ 3 years ago

Seattle Design Festival 2016+

BUILD shares their recommendations for Seattle Design Festival 2016.

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Ten More Interviews for ARCADE+

BUILD completes another 10 interviews for ARCADE Magazine.

Read More+ 3 years ago

The Curated Residence+

BUILD introduces their recently completed modern residence in Magnolia.

Read More+ 3 years ago