March 1, 1986
Building a Victorian headquarters for George Lucas
I'm an architect and builder who is just starting an office, and my equipment budget is slim. To keep the rolls of blueprints off my desk, I devised the basket…
January 1, 1986
Custom building with techniques well suited to the small shop
November 1, 1985
A guide to the basics of deck construction
On sizing, laying out and choosing the right fittings for a residential waste system
December 1, 1984
This 80-ft. high round house features three floors of living space including a spa, game room, and even an elevator.
November 1, 1984
The drawing illustrates an idea that I use frequently in the houses that I design. It revolves around mounting the toilet at a 45° angle in the bathroom corner. Positioned…
The tools, materials and techniques of this craft haven't changed much in 500 years
October 1, 1984
Using cedar stumps that washed ashore as siding, this small and unique home was built to blend right in with its surroundings.
July 1, 1984
If you do construction layout, you know how frustrating it can be to decipher a set of working drawings that's been soaked by rain or blown by the wind into…
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