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Tools of the Trade

Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools. Three basic categories of shop work dominate almost every project: cutting, assembly, and finishing. The following items are especially useful.
February 27, 2009
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Design-Build Explained

How does design-build affect the project? the process? the client? Here, the principals of five thriving design-build firms weigh in
February 27, 2009
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Design, Build, and Beyond

An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the building. Design-build offers a customized product that’s designed continuously until it’s completed. But there are different approaches to design-build, as a look at several New York City firms attests.
February 27, 2009
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101 Design-Build

Demystifying design-build: Where does design stop and building begin? Plus, tools of the trade.
February 27, 2009
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101 Bathrooms

Contemplating the proverbial "throne" the world over, Virginia Gardiner wonders why modernism hasn't caught on the to the john. Also bathroom swag on parade.
February 26, 2009
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Meet Your Maker

Ever wanted to be a designer? One of the biggest parts of the job is working with your manufacturer to turn a concept into a real product. Dwell asked several designers to share their favorite manufacturing experiences.
February 25, 2009
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101 Manufacturing

Manufacturing from conception to production and reproduction.
February 25, 2009
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101 Color

Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
February 25, 2009
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101 Office

Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.
February 18, 2009