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Dead Projects

Bob Borson —  September 5, 2012 — 15 Comments

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it doesn’t count if it doesn’t get built. Projects that for one reason or another got put in the drawer only to never see the light of day again. I call these “dead projects.”

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Finally … the 2012 Life of an Architect Playhouse design for the Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses is revealed, (might even be the best one yet!)

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Creating realistic renderings in SketchUp is easier (and quicker and cheaper) than you think.

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Small Residential Projects

Bob Borson —  December 5, 2011 — 19 Comments

Small residential projects are very rewarding to design and work on as an architect -they present their own unique challenges but the rewards frequently far outweigh the obstacles.

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The design and construction drawings for this years Dallas CASA Playhouse are finally done. Hard to believe there are so many drawings to build something so small.

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The Bug House

Bob Borson —  April 26, 2011 — 16 Comments

This is my design for the 2011 Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses charity event. This playhouse is called the ‘Bug House’ and if my daughter is correct, it will be very popular.

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I wrote a post back on August 02, 2010 that discussed the possibility of designing and building a low cost modern house. This is no small task because modern houses despite their apparent simplicity, are actually demanding and require a skill level of the contractor building such a house to think and plan far in advance of the current status of the work. This type of skill comes at a cost and getting a contractor who simply fits the bill as a low cost provider to build a modern house will yield you a house that is something different all-together.

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