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An Architect’s Bag

Bob Borson —  August 19, 2013 — 63 Comments

I thought it would be interesting to show people what I carry around in my “architectural” bag. I’ve seen posts like this before and while being a little bit voyeuristic, I typically find them interesting – I hope you do as well. Plus, there’s a special request at the end …

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No architecture should be considered “disposable” and even the most modest of sheds should demonstrate care and consideration to how it was designed and the purpose it will serve.

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Most designers find inspiration all over the place and I’m no different. Colors, textures, patterns, materials – and every combination in between can be used for inspiration.

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You might be surprised to learn that more tornadoes hit the United States than any other country in the world … Texas has more tornadoes than any other state … I live in Texas … and we have a tornado shelter in the Cottonwood modern project I have been working on.

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Shopping for an architect isn’t any fun because we are generally self-righteous about quality and routinely look down our noses at mass-produced items. Here are some can’t miss gift ideas sure to please any architect (except the jerky ones)

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The only thing worse than shopping for someone who has everything is shopping for an architect. They suck to shop for because they are exceedingly particular and you know that they think your taste is garbage. So what is the well intentioned gift giver to do?

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Polishing Concrete Floors

Bob Borson —  December 4, 2012 — 39 Comments

after grinding down the original concrete floors, we decided the best finish would be the simplest … just not the easiest.

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