Concrete & Masonry
Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...
Another effort in the never-ending war on bad information and ingrained myths
Simple country houses, Brutalist bodegas, and superb craftsmanship
Not all places have water that comes out of the ground courtesy of the city. Sometimes it comes out of a truck.
A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house
A split riser allows you to remove the forms without damaging wet concrete.
This old-school method kills two birds with one stone.
Luxury housing development in Ecuador
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. It is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope.
Yup—just drill a hole, add a piece of copper wire and drive the screw home
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
Good amortization doesn't always involve using a building forever—sometimes, it means recapturing the space when the building corrodes
Just because they call it mud doesn’t mean it behaves like dirt and water