Esoteric explanations, conceptual commencements, or inspirational initiations, we typically have some starting point besides the pragmatic, practical or functional. How else can one create beauty if one excludes elements or a thought process that make being human worthy? Continue reading “unlikely inspiration was there all along”
Architects communicate through drawings, sketches, models, images and any other visual media we can find. It has moved towards digital methods, but the output is less important than the purpose. Continue reading “what does it communicate?”
The first thing that came to my mind as our friends introduced this topic was not urban renewal or some lofty resolution like the rebirth of a city, I shamefully thought of me – renewing me. Continue reading “get out of town renewal”
Architects seem to thrive in the world of choices.
Others find it paralyzing or at least frustrating the more choices there are. Continue reading “choices”
I’m late to the party on this month’s Architalks and you’re expecting me to tell a story of some discovery or resolution of a problem. I’d love to say that happens often, but most solutions in my practice come because I work rigorously searching and sketching with considerable thought. Epiphanies come during off hours. Continue reading “modern eureka”
I may be the oldest of my group of fellow bloggers (or awfully close), as it is hard to believe I took the Architectural Registration Exam over twenty-two years ago, but the details of that week are still fresh in my mind. Continue reading “what A.R.E. you willing to do “