Most architects tend to collect books, at least all the ones I know I do. Some are fanatical about their books, me – not so much. Since I moved into a smaller house, I don’t have the space to dedicate to book display and I don’t have the need to scream out to people “I read books!”.
I sent some preliminary still shots off to Dallas CASA right after my Arkansas trip which is where I found some of my inspiration in revisiting some of the work of Fay Jones. ORIX wanted their entry to reflect that it is a Japanese company. It’s pretty challenging to do anything that can express Japanese architecture, at least what comes to most people’s mind, without breaking the bank to get the materials and the craftsmanship right. Oh yeah, and it all has to fit within the size parameters of an 8′x8′ cube. The size constraints were set so these playhouses could fit through the doors where they will be on display.
One of the things that drives my wife crazy, and I think this is a trait shared by all architects who design as a part of their daily job scope, is that I want to solve all the problems on paper before actually doing any real work.
I can still remember all the times I went on a job site and heard someone use a word I had never heard before. There is a unique language that gets used on a job site and by admitting you couldn’t speak it, well, you might as well go sit in the port-a-john until the(…)
I choose the name Snappy Salads because 1) it uses alliteration, 2) connotes a quick transaction, 3) says to people “fresh,”
Everything you ever wanted to know about writing a blog; how to attract readers, increase traffic to your site, pump up your email subscriptions, reduce your bounce rate, etc – you won’t find here because I don’t know how to do that stuff either. What I can share with you is the information and data(…)
I remember something that one of my favorite college professors said during my very first class. The teacher was Larry Speck – didn’t know who he was at the time but is definitely someone I am glad was part of my formative architectural years. He taught a class titled “Architecture and Society” and he told us(…)
Architects have done many things their not proud of …
Moonlighting has dark undertones as it’s very name might suggest. There are advantages and disadvantages to taking on work outside of normal business hours.
Residential construction costs are not that complicated unless you really want to make them that way. There are some general broad stroke pieces of information that if you know them, you will not be surprised when it comes time to planning your budget.