I’m an architect and by definition that means that I believe in the better when it comes to our built environment and quite frankly in all aspects of our lives. This has to extend not only in the what, but how we discuss, practice and portray architecture. Sometimes, we let our frustrations show in an unpleasant manner.
As usual I am writing as a reaction to the events that occur in my day-to-day life as an architect.
Like most issues, why can’t we find balance? The reason for one side of an issue is often due to the excesses of the other. It’s cyclical, it’s annoying. Taking an extreme position is all too common and in most cases unnecessary.
I often hear from others (and shamefully myself) the phrase “y’know someone ought to ______.”
Please pardon the break from my esoteric soap box to address something important that comes up often in my practice. I have slipped in a few sarcastic statements if you’d like to count them – consider it a game.
I run up against building code interpretations quite often. I think our ancestors who figured out the Rosetta stone had it easier. …keep reading
Isn’t it funny how certain songs come to mind at odd times? They hold the answers to the mysteries of life. …keep reading…