Archives For Architects

Over the weekend I engaged in an interesting conversation that walked the line between friendly and hostile … we started off talking about McMansions and went from there.

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The $185-million Perot Museum of Nature & Science broke ground in November of 2009. Construction is coming along well on the building designed by 2005 Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and the California based firm Morphosis.

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Who is Dieter Rams?

Bob Borson —  May 8, 2011 — 25 Comments

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who was the chief of design for electronic devices manufacturer Braun. During his tenure, he and his team designed many iconic devices that continue to guide today’s designers.

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There are many great women architects that have made an impact to the profession. This is just the tip of the iceberg but it’s a good place to start.

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A big bag of nothing

Bob Borson —  April 28, 2011 — 11 Comments

A look at the different way clients view construction budgets. It’s either a big bag of something or a big bag of nothing. Which one are you?

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Some books leave an impression and change the way you think about certain things. This is a collection of books about architecture, why architecture matters, and what it’s like to be an architect. All of these books are worth adding to your library, even if you aren’t an architect.

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I have asked my friend Eric Schmid to provide us with an update on what’s happening with the $20K House Rural Studio. They have spent more time discussing a house that will be built for so little money it is staggering -they are also interesting, entertaining and almost always enlightening.

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