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Step by step construction images that show how to building The 2016 Playhouse designed by Bob Borson “The Cottage House”

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Floating wall shelves are fairly popular in modern residential design – their clean design lends itself for use in many different types of rooms and spaces. Today we look at the right way to build a floating shelf.

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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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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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Here are the finalists in the 2016 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition! We reviewed 415 entries to come up with these amazing playhouse designs.

Did your playhouse design make the cut?

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Why have architects stopped building physical models? We know clients love them, and we know that they are productive and useful communicative devices … so where are all the architectural models gone?

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