Everyone needs to leave their bubble every now and again – go one town over or fly across the world to famous cities full of cigarette smokers super models and un-affordable fantastic architecture. I recently did the latter (*air punch*) and if you haven’t read the last few posts you’re lucky missing out on the type(…)
Do architects of modern homes have a responsibility to the surrounding property owners when designing their projects? Should they? Or is it all about what they are doing, pushing the edge. Can modern houses ever be out of context and still be a good neighbor?
The Galeries de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée is done in a architectural style called ‘Naturalism’, sort of a generic term for Art Nouveau, Organic Architecture, and Expressionism. Art Nouveau was an anti-historical movement that was predominantly in Europe between 1890 and 1914, and as a style was developed by a generation, most likely as a response to the Industrial Revolution, who sought to create an art form appropriate to the new modern age.
The Eiffel Tower. One of the most recognizable symbols in the world and something truly magnificant to behold. Originally designed as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World’s Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution
Time has not been kind to most hippies, something that I am at a loss to explain. All that love and kindness, healthy lifestyle, proper diet, What gives? So in a matter of moments I put together my list of today’s modern day hippie requirements.
It was then that the Jali was introduced to me, or the Indian Architectural take on the perforated screen. A jali if you look it up in an Architectural book will usually return lots of results about Mughal Architecture like the Taj Mahal, however in India I soon found out, it is used everywhere for all types of buildings and all budgets. The Jali method then for brick buildings at least is to miss out bricks in a wall to make an opening which will let in light and air but still preserve privacy.
In late 2006, nine months after founding our small architecture firm, we started a blog on our website as a place to add news about the firm. Business blogging had been popular for years, but few architects (such late adopters) had them. We started blogging anyway, in spite of the fact that other architects weren’t doing it. To try something new
Of course it’s impractical, but I think there’s something to be gained from what they’re proposing, even if it’s just the questions their work poses. Where do you go when there’s nowhere to hide? Is it possible to furnish a room and set a tone with a home’s location?
Today’s guest post is written by none other than my better half – Michelle, my wife of 15 years. Apparently people wanted to know what it was like being married to an architect.