Archives For Design

IF YOU BUILD IT

Bob Borson —  March 6, 2014 — 19 Comments

IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer – activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform their community through design.

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If you like amazing architectural drawings like I do, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 2013 winners from the longest running architectural delineation competition in the world – Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

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The KHouse Modern is a featured project here at Life of an Architect. This is the 3rd post in the series and today we are looking at the 3D renderings that were created using Revit and the construction drawings we prepared for permit.

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If you like fancy architectural drawings, you’ve just hit the mother lode. Here are some of the best of the best from the longest running architectural delineation competition in the world

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Architectural Models

Bob Borson —  September 12, 2013 — 30 Comments

A vast majority of the models we make are not made to serve as a testament to the final design – these are working models and as such, rarely reflect the final design. These models, besides playing a role in setting the tone for the culture of the office, help us work through the form, space and scale of the projects.

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Hatchet Bedrooms

Bob Borson —  September 9, 2013 — 77 Comments

What exactly is a hatchet bedroom? A good designer considers furniture placement in their designs, if not, you might get a “hatchet bedroom.”

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Narrative as Design Process

Bob Borson —  September 3, 2013 — 39 Comments

In the simplest of manners, a narrative simply requires the designer to put himself or herself into the role of the end user, sort of like role-playing (not in the Dungeons & Dragons sort of way). Here’s a good example:

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