What am I thinking about today? Details – not just literal architectural details, but I’m thinking about how we as architects imagine and plan for multiple events, components and at times relationships coming together – beautifully. It does not just happen. Continue reading “sweat the details…architects must sweat the details”
What am I thinking about today? Design. Continue reading “yes, this is design”
Are you thinking about hiring an architect?
Are you having hesitations not knowing what to expect?
Will this architect listen to me?
Will they force their design upon me? Continue reading “designing for others – how hard could it be?”
Form, function, aesthetics, program, these are concepts associated with architecture that are commonly misunderstood and generally discussed or considered as individual concepts rather than ingredients to a larger or more important whole. Continue reading “architecture…how it works 01”
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”
“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”