Archives For Construction Process

Modern Residential Framing

Bob Borson —  September 4, 2014 — 26 Comments

The use of steel and framing techniques like these really goes a long way into creating the drama that people frequently associate with modern residential design.

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There are no two ways about it, hanging pictures is a drag. A total drag. The dragiest of drags. I know what you’re thinking “Is that even a thing?” Yes – it is, because I just hung a whole bunch of pictures and I am an authority of things that are a drag.

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The Hollow Tree Playhouse – a 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition winner. Take a look at this winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos.

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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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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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I spend a lot of time making my construction drawings look like I spent a lot of time on them.

Makes perfect sense to me. It sends a message to the contractors who build my projects – “Pay attention, this is important!”

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