A look at the designer of one of the winning 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Levente Skulteti – designer of the Red Ball Playhouse. Take a look at his winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos for an amazing playhouse.

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This is the Lantern House and I think my entry into this years event is one of my favorites. Despite the fact people will mistake it’s clarity for simplicity, it was constructed so well that I’d be happy to put this into my own backyard.

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Architects offices are supposed to look cool, they are supposed to create and reflect the creative environment that awaits all who enter … they are NOT supposed to look like the community space in a retirement home.

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Design in a Day

Bob Borson —  July 28, 2014 — 25 Comments

“A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity”.

That’s what we are talking about today …

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I am continuing this look into the value that architectural interns bring to the office by allowing our other intern – John Charbonneau – to take over the site today and talk about his experience while giving others a peek into how he has ben spending his time this summer.

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I typically don’t think architectural interns add a whole lot of value, but I might have been wrong about that. I let the interns take over the blog and describe their experience and the value of being an architectural intern

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Board-Formed Concrete

Bob Borson —  July 17, 2014 — 24 Comments

Everybody I know, who has an opinion on such things, loves the look of board formed concrete. But what exactly is it and how do you get it to look it’s very best? I have all the answers my friend …

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