Archives For Bob Borson

Bars are making a comeback. No longer are they relegated to the back corner of some room just off the main living areas – these are front and center and they speak more to lifestyle than a place where a someone sets up shop and starts making Old Fashions for the masses.

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Scale and Proportion

June 16, 2016 — 22 Comments

For any architect, scale and proportion are the two skills that are seemingly the most challenging to master. Get it right and nobody will notice. Get it wrong and prepare yourself to be run out of town.

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Are you kidding me?

That’s the sort of reaction you should expect from me when you do this sort of tile work. And by “this sort”, I mean “really bad”.

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The Cottage House

May 31, 2016 — 6 Comments

This year I thought I would try something just a little different when it came time to designing and documenting my latest playhouse … and I’m not talking about preparing all the construction drawings in one day AND at the last minute.

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Pretty simple stuff today – but more important than it would appear most people recognize. You aren’t asking enough questions.

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This is a new house that I have been working on of the past year – but haven’t paid it the sort of attention it deserves … but that ends today. Consider this your first date together … maybe you’ll get lucky by the end of this post.

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Last week I spent the day with no hearing as part of an “Impairment for a Day” event. I’d like to think that these exercises make me a better architect, but even if they don’t, I fairly confident that they make me a better person.

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