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I usually don’t reblog content because it causes redundancy in the feeds; however, this is a very short and simple way to explain what architecture is and I had to share. What do you think: right on, or do they miss the mark?
22. Eames Chairs
It is no secret that architects love mid century modern designs; especially furniture. The Eames chairs are no exception. Charles and Ray Eames were able to make the simplest of materials look great. Plastic and plywood shared sentences with leather and luxury. Plywood done well, without the use of gold leaf, is a rare feat (though some may say the leather is a gold leaf substitute). ...
What is Creativity?
Just a few days ago, my husband and I had a discussion about creativity. He was telling me how he used to think he was a better chef than me, but as of late, had changed his mind. When I asked him why the change of heart, he said I was the better chef because I was more creative in the kitchen. He said I can take different ingredients that would normally make one ill to think about, and somehow...
My design “The Axis” was selected as a finalist for an international design competition. Public voting will account for 25% of the final outcome (along with jury review and focus group feedback). Would you take 5 minutes to vote for my design? http://www.freegreen.com/WhosNext/view/plan-general.aspx?id=458 I will resort to any tactics necessary, including being...
Should You Work For Free? →
Use this handy flow chart to make your decision
Renting vs Owning
It has been a great 2011 so far – my husband and I just entered an agreement to purchase the condo we have been renting for the last 2 years. Although it is a joyous occasion and I expect congratulations and champagne from all of you, it is quite telling that we are already in our ‘homeowner’ mindset. There is a stark difference between the mindset of a renter vs that of an owner. Take these...
Public Service Announcement
Sort of new and slightly improved: now with comments! Feel free to add your two cents to my posts and/or recommend me if you enjoy the content. I make no promises to keep up with ‘technology’ or other blog ‘features’ unless they are presented to me in a clear, step-by-step format on how to use/install and benefit from said features. Happy Tuesday! (oh no, I’m one...
Death of Deconstructivism
A group of deconstructivism architects attempting to rid themselves of the modern ‘rules’ of form & function died today in a building collapse. A contractor overheard the group discussing some French philosopher’s theory before one of them exclaimed they should “create a building that evoked the sensation of ‘floating’”. Apparently, the architects created their ‘floating’ structure by...
A big thank you to all of my followers out there. I never thought it would take off as quickly as it did, and for that, I thank you. Happy belated New Year to everyone (‘cuz that’s how I roll)!
21. Studying Abroad
So this one pertains more to students than registered architects, but studying abroad directly influences how an ‘almost architect’ will be come an ‘actual architect’. After all, every architect was once an architecture student. Each will admit that studying abroad shaped them into the designer - nay, the very person - that they are today. Though every student who...