Archives For Construction Observation

Progress is coming along on our North Woods Wisconsin cabin project. I travel to the great white north to check out the framing, watch the installation of a 50′ long wood beam, and maybe, just maybe throw a snowball at one of my coworkers.

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What did you miss in 2015?

Bob Borson —  December 28, 2015 — 23 Comments

The best articles on Life of an Architect from 2015 – ranging from architectural redlines and sketching, to construction drawings and architectural juries

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Ever wanted to see what architectural drawings look like, this is the post for you. A look at the modern cabin project we just started – and a look at several sheets of architectural drawings.


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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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The Incomplete Big Picture

Bob Borson —  October 26, 2015 — 33 Comments

If you were to back 10 architects in to a corner, hold a gun to their collective heads and ask:

“When it comes to Architecture, what really matters?”

What do you think they would say?

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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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