Archives For Construction Observation

Modern stairs are governed by million rules and regulations – designing one that looks simple is anything but simple.

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My next big modern project starts off with a problem right in the very beginning. Not only does it delay the project, it has a hefty price tag …

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This is the subject for today – a modern trellis, although more accurately described as a brise-soleil … a permanent vertical or horizontal sun shading device.

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Pool or water feature?

Bob Borson —  March 5, 2012 — 17 Comments

Pool or water feature? At some level it doesn’t really matter considering the role that this particular pool/ water feature has to play.

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Sexy Retaining Wall

Bob Borson —  March 1, 2012 — 28 Comments

Retaining walls are boring, lets be honest about that shall we? But with a little bit of thought, you can make this beast of burden into something that makes a powerful design statement. I will show you how.

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Job sites are dirty

Bob Borson —  February 23, 2012 — 15 Comments

All job sites get dirty – and it’s not always because there is trash lying around. Protecting the work along the way is always a good idea – even if it is a little boring.

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Last week I was confused for an actual member of the media and was invited to tour the new Morphosis designed Perot Museum of Nature & Science building. This was the first time they have allowed pictures to be taken so I hope you enjoy

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