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”

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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

civil architectural criticism

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I love architecture, I love to talk about architecture and I love to dialogue with others about architecture. Yet, nothing gets me more irritated than people who throw out useless or foolish statements that do not contribute to a conversation or worse are based solely upon their narrow preference. Continue reading “civil architectural criticism”

civil architectural criticism