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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 — 34 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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Your Behavior Matters

Bob Borson —  June 19, 2014 — 46 Comments

Judging a book by its cover isn’t really a great idea but how you act really is a fair measure of a person’s character. This was a lesson I learned when working on the most challenging project in my career and things went horribly wrong.

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I haven’t reported the construction progress on the CHouse Modern project in a while, but I have a detail that we are putting in at this project that is definitely worth talking about … take a look

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An update on the KHouse Modern project with an up close look a the pier and beam foundation.

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