Archives For modern house

What does the gestation period of an elephant, and the word “melancholy” have in common?

A sort of heartache that only architects suffer.

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Believe it or not, but I don’t talk about everything that goes on in my office. There are lots of over really cool projects getting built – just like this one – Aqua Verde – in Austin, Texas.

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How to Build a Wood Deck

Bob Borson —  October 7, 2015 — 46 Comments

“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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“You can’t eat your house and have it too.”

What does that even mean?
It has to do with quantity and quality and the effort it takes to have both.

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If you think you want a modern style residence, you had better know what a level 5 finish means … and then get it. Dry wall finish levels explained and illustrated to help make it clear what they are, and why you want a level 5 finish.

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Is that an Oculus?

Bob Borson —  September 22, 2014 — 16 Comments

I typically try and avoid talking like an architect – particularly when I’m talking to non-architects. In this case, there is no other word other than “oculus”. Don’t know what an oculus is? You’ve come to the right place.

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A new modern residence just broke ground and I will be featuring it through the construction process here on the site. I am calling it “The CHouse Modern” …

I know, I need to work on my project names.

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