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‘Voltron’ Model Table

Bob Borson —  September 8, 2014 — 10 Comments

A big model requires a big table … this is the ‘Voltron Table’ and it is, in fact, a very large table.

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Projects in architectural school tend to be somewhat outrageous – designing something to exist on the dark side of the moon isn’t all that unlikely. But what is the point of designing these incredibly odd and silly projects?

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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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Design in a Day

Bob Borson —  July 28, 2014 — 25 Comments

“A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity”.

That’s what we are talking about today …

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I just returned from an initial schematic design and programming meeting up in Wisconsin with some new clients, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t like any initial meeting I have ever had.

There was a lot sketching, beer, and meat sticks involved.

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