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As an architect, I prepare drawings every day – so why is preparing drawings on your own house so terrible? There are many possibilities …

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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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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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Scott Taylor —  April 12, 2012 — 19 Comments

Getting a patio built is super easy – especially if you’re an architect with connections right?! Not so much…

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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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