Okay, I promised myself I would leave this alone. But I can’t help myself, so pardon my sarcasm and generalization ahead. …keep reading


I’m back from a three-day jaunt to Chicago. …keep reading

love the box

10 October 2011

In a recent blog post, I listed ten things one can do to build affordably. One solution is to avoid complexity. In my explanation I stated “the box is the simplest and [usually] the most affordable thing to build.” …keep reading

A neighborly conversation caused me to think about the interests of people in my general region of the country with respect to their houses or houses they desire to own in contrast to other things they own. I started to see what I believe is an inconsistent approach to what they choose. …keep reading

oh modernism, who art thou?

27 February 2011

What is modern architecture? Some state it evolved during the 19th century with the industrial revolution and exploded onto the scene at the turn of the 20th century. Perhaps its roots go back even earlier. Early pioneers who are now considered architectural giants forged through tradition and conflict to make their statement about their ideals, philosophies and opinions of how architecture relates to the human condition and how it can affect and improve our lives. …keep reading, you don’t want to miss this one


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