Archives For My Work

You know what happens when an Architect finishes a job and turns it over to the client? Do they stand back and admire their project?

No … they pick apart every detail that could be done better.

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What does the gestation period of an elephant, and the word “melancholy” have in common?

A sort of heartache that only architects suffer.

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It’s possible that I have lost my mind by showing you this project. Not only does it date me as someone who pre-dates computers, but it also could potentially expose me to vast amounts of ridicule.

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How to Build a Wood Deck

Bob Borson —  October 7, 2015 — 46 Comments

“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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Trying New Things

Bob Borson —  September 28, 2015 — 87 Comments

Why would anybody in their right mind indicate shadows on construction drawings? Contractors don’t build shadows and therefore, they shouldn’t be drawn.

But what if the shadows actually helped?

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Everyone Should have an Oculus

Bob Borson —  September 21, 2015 — 33 Comments

Oculus is a word that you don’t get to say very often … even less often do you get to put one of them into your project. Let’s admit it, they are the duck-billed platypus of the architecture world.

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How does an architect that typically works on expensive and large projects take on a small project? Because there are no small projects, just ones that take less time than others.

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