Friday Five with Lily Kwong

                                <em>To celebrate Women’s History Month, every Friday in March we’ll be featuring women in the design world in our <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a> column.</em>
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                                <em>If you’ve visited <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">The 14th Factory</a> in Los Angeles, you might have seen <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lily Kwong’s</a> installation or, if you’re familiar with the fashion world, recognize her from an editorial spread or two. Model, muse, and all around modern woman, Lily wants to beautify urban landscapes by making them greener so that people can more readily connect with nature, especially in places where such a connection is hard to cultivate and grow (puns not intended). Since graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies, she has since founded her own studio, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">STUDIO LILY KWONG</a>, a next generation landscape design firm that wants to forge powerful intersections between landscape, art, fashion, wellness and activism. Lily was also recently named by the New York Times as one of <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-338394" src="" alt="" width="810" height="421" srcset=" 810w, 800w, 768w, 500w, 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior

[Images by BUILD LLC unless noted otherwise] With summer having arrived in the Pacific Northwest and the vegetation in full bloom, it’s an excellent time to review the Case Study House 2016 exterior design. Today’s post covers the envelope of the residence as well as the landscape and hardscape. An in-depth look at the CSH2016 interior package along with specifications and materials can be found here. Like other examples in the BUILD Case Study House series, the CSH2016 is an exercise in simplicity. The design is pared down to its essence without removing poetry. Conceptually, the structure is comprised of three volumes, which fit together like a Japanese puzzle box. The largest volume is wrapped with a Pure White Oculus Aluminum Composite rainscreen system. The volume at the southeast corner is sided with horizontal T&G 1×4 clear vertical cedar with a light gray stain (Daly’s #70022) which wraps
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Designing the College Campus—Past, Present, and Future; An Interview with Rebecca Barnes & Kristine Kenney, Part 2

[Image credit: Kieran Timberlake / Olin] This past winter, BUILD sat down with Rebecca Barnes and Kristine Kenney at the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss the dynamic developments on UW’s campus, designing and planning universities now and in the future, and what Seattle can learn from Boston during this time of major growth. Check out part 1 of the interview in ARCADE Magazine, Issue 35.1, available in print on and their website. The work you are engaged in is much more involved than what most people think of as a typical day in the design profession, involving diplomacy, advocacy, and negotiating. What professional skills were most important to cultivate in order to be successful in your work?
Rebecca Barnes: The key is building and managing relationships; it’s about understanding and communicating with people. I’ve always been interested in that, and it’s what guided me through my
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