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Architectural Project Book

Bob Borson —  September 5, 2013 — 19 Comments

What is an Architectural Project Book?
Well, it’s a little like an architectural portfolio but for for grownups, they cost too much money to make, and you give them away.

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The right tool for the job – everyone knows this to be true. What sort of tools does a professional drywall contractor need?

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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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