what does it communicate?

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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?”

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what does it communicate?

sample please

Random samples used in recent projects…even the Unistrut.

There is a part of every architect’s and designer’s job that involves gathering material samples for their projects. …keep reading

sample please

craft and craftsmanship

I’ve been thinking lately about craft, craftsmanship and the craftsmen/craftswomen of days-gone-bye. It seems that we have all but lost this virtue in much of what we have in America today. Everybody wants everything instantly without caring how well it is made, nor do we want to spend for it. When we see great craft we are often amazed and assume how “expensive” that well crafted thing must be. So before I digress into a rant or tirade, let me say “thank you” to those few crafts-people that still exist. I appreciate your attitude in addition to you taking the appropriate time and care to make the things you make. You are a dying breed.

“There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.”  ~Emile Zola

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craft and craftsmanship