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Photos // Decks & Porches

Courtyards in Latin America

Your own private Idaho—or Argentina—inside the house​


Photos // Decks & Porches

Stairways to Heaven: Building Up, One Step at a Time

May you build a ladder to the stars, may you climb on every rung ...  


Video, Photos // Concrete & Masonry

The Tale of a Tropical Terrazzo Driveway as Built in Ecuador

An #oldschool approach to decorative concrete surfaces  


Photos // Windows & Doors

Windows Into Latin America

Are windows the eyes of a home, or a gateway to its soul? 


Photos // Framing

Sorry, No Codes (Construction Haiku)

A simple stairway Answers the question of why. Why regulations?


Photos // Decks & Porches

El Aguila: A Love of Remodeling Turned A House Into A Hotel

As family size contracts, big houses become small hotels


Photos //

Architectural Postcards from Chile and Uraguay

It’s a pleasure to stroll the streets of Colonia, Uruguay, and realize that in those homes you admire, you could also live. People do. And it’s not too expensive. 


Article, Photos // Framing

Framing the Cisterna Cottage

Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?


Photos // Paints, Glues, & Sealants

Architectural Postcards from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an architectural voyeur’s destination, with gothic, and ornate classical buildings that rival Europe in grandeur. There are also a lot of cool homes, and street-level building craft to admire.


Photos // Concrete & Masonry, Roofing

Architectural Postcards from Mendoza, Argentina

Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship  

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Photos // Concrete & Masonry

Construyendo una Cisterna

Not all places have water that comes out of the ground courtesy of the city. Sometimes it comes out of a truck.  


Photos // Kitchens & Baths

South American Sinks

Latinos have some pretty cool lavatories. This sink illustrates the point: This cool sink gets its chic from the way it’s made, with back-splash high pieces of scraps of the marble that made the counter.


Photos // Woodworking

All American Shop Dog

Happy Independence Day from Romeo, the shop dog, an important member of the team at Hull Historical in Fort Worth, TX


Photos // Sitework, Framing, Roofing

Building Shade Before Building a House

Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence  


Photos // Framing

Tiny House Plan: A Future Granny Flat in Ecuador

Begin with the end in mind. And some construction materials, too.

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Photos // Best Practices

Replacing Windows in Germany

It takes unusual tools and techniques to replace European-style windows in masonry walls.


Photos //

Una Casita Bonita

A tiny abode with a tiny pricetag