the architecture of theory and how it is evidenced in my practice

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Theory and abstraction are not the same. I’ll merely scratch the surface. Continue reading “the architecture of theory and how it is evidenced in my practice”

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the architecture of theory and how it is evidenced in my practice

inspiration revisited

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photo by Lee Calisti, building by Steven Holl

As we close out 2018, my final thoughts focus on the topic of inspiration. Fitting for an architect – right? Where does it come from or what is its origin? A careful look at my posts from 2011 and one will find the subject stuck in my mind back then. I wrote about it twice. Continue reading “inspiration revisited”

inspiration revisited

ugly is ugly

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Today one might be expecting an architect to post a series of obnoxious photos – an easy target so to speak. Not today, as I’ve thought more about this topic to distill the issue in my mind about what it is that causes us to react with such acrimony over poor design and construction in this country. Let’s rise above that and dig deeper into what is ugly. Continue reading “ugly is ugly”

ugly is ugly

we fail to fail

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

I hate being wrong. Why is it that one of the most powerful teaching devices (if not the most) is shunned or not permitted in architecture? Continue reading “we fail to fail”

we fail to fail

architects’ architect?

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***warning*** If you ask me to respond again to this question tomorrow, my answer will be different.

I read an interesting article recently, that was shared by a good friend of mine, where the author posits that there are architects, that are largely appreciated only by architects, whose architecture is primarily “about architecture.” Continue reading “architects’ architect?”

architects’ architect?