Start with a good foundation. Simple advice that has been passed down for generations. Simple advice the colonists of Port Royal, Jamaica managed to overlook.Read More
"I'VE NEVER WANTED TO BE IN FASHION. BECAUSE IF YOU'RE IN FASHION, YOU'RE GOING TO BE OUT OF FASHION."
- RALPH LAUREN
Regardless of your thoughts on rugby polos and pastel shorts, this is a well-stated outlook on the challenges of design. It is very difficult to design something that is both fresh and forward-looking, but also timeless. I strive to design architecture that is informed by the past, but always striving to sensitively apply new ideas and innovations...to never look old or new...to seamlessly blend with the historic architecture that surrounds it, but never pretend to be historic. In short, I hope my designs age gracefully.
The New York Times has a new article titled California Drought Tests History of Growth. It includes several striking photos of the built environment in the very unbuildable environment of the California desert. As I looked at these photos, all I could think was, "How does this make any sense!? How are educated, adult human beings making the decisions to build like this!?"Read More
Apple is known for putting the importance they place on design. They are typically at the forefront of design; marrying minimalist aesthetics with simple function. But, what of the magic mouse? It is certainly minimalist...but is it functional?Read More
The front door. It's kind of a big deal.
At its most basic, the front door is the way inside. But it also sets the tone for an entire building. It is the face, the gateway, the threshold, the announcement, the beginning of a building. Some are subtle, some are bombastic, but they are all the first page in the book of a building. In celebration of possibly the most important element of architecture, here are a few doorways that say a lot about the varied personalities and functions of their buildings...Read More
Hooray! It's not your fault you can't sit still, you're just a creative genius! Fast Company has a new article about a study that finds people linked with creativity have a harder time filtering out all that stuff going on around them, also known as life.Read More
A fractal is the mathematical concept of a pattern repeating at all scales. A self-similar fractal is identical at any level of magnification. How might the concept of fractals be applied to the design of the built environment?Read More