There has been much said about Alejandro Aravena. It seemed to start 10 years ago when he was asked to building housing for 100 families in his home country of Chile. His inspired solution to this complex problem came from working with the families themselves. Rather than the traditional large building with small units he built […]
The Almaden Valley Home and Garden Tour is just around the corner – on May 15, 2016. They will be featuring five uniques Almaden Valley homes Including a spectacular one I photographed…
Ever wondered what the floor plans where our fictional cultural icons lived? Designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has drawn over 20 floor plans from “Big Bang Theory” to “Friends” to “Will and Grace” and more television and movie sets. Bringing to paper these fictional spaces we’ve extended our own homes into. A fun and rich cultural study […]
Bjarke Ingels in this video challenges architecture to become “Worldcraft,” where they create “promiscuous hybrids.” Never before thought of combinations of infrastructure and livable designs. Mr. Ingels, concept steps out of a computer game and into the planning of a world transformed by what now seems surreal to real.
How much time do you spend sketching out rooms? Or how much time would you save if you could simply take your smart phone, touch each wall, add windows and doors easily and connect adjoining rooms within 6 inches? That’s what Locometric’s has created in it’s RoomScan Pro app. A simple and elegant app that […]
When I first heard Simon Sinek’s talk on TED, I got it that the real question to ask yourself is WHY you do what you do. The second and probably most interesting is how sharing that answer with your employees and customers can transform not only the management of your business but also it’s marketing! […]
In a fun article written by Liana Hayles titled 10 Movies With Iconic Architecture in a Starring Role, she looks at architecture as characters in movies. With David Lean capturing the imagination with the mastery of location-as-character in his movies, it wasn’t a stretch to find the selection of iconic buildings as characters.
Rural Studio is the brain child of D.K Ruth and Samuel Mockbee who based their off-campus design-build program of Auburn University on the simple concept that “everyone, both rich and poor, deserves the benefit of good design.”
The challenge of including photovoltaic cells while maintaining a buildings design aesthetic, has an elegant solution through Soltech Energy‘s award winning product line. Using glass, instead of concrete or clay, in a traditional roof tile design, makes this a simple solution in many parts of the world, where this type of roofing is used. Allowing […]
Years ago I helped a friend put up a one room log cabin at Donner Lake, CA. It was an experience I’ll never forget and though not as set away as Walden Pond, keeps me searching for that simple life in the woods – well actually anywhere. So whenever I come across something that tickles […]