Archives For Construction Observation

A small but compacted renovation is underway at Life of an Architect World Headquarters

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One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.

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If you are an architect, sketching, math and drafting are just part of the process. Sure, they don’t sound very sexy but if you want to get something that looks really great, it’s going to take time …

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Moving a tree isn’t something that a lot of people think about … which is a shame . Sometimes moving a tree is a simple thing and sometimes it isn’t (as in this case) but it is almost always worth it.

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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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