Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial Big memorial in Washington DC gets built without a lot of controversy. Not a chance. Nope, no different this time for the planned/proposed memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President who led America through the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s and was in charge of the “Greatest Generation” during… Continue reading Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
With all the emphasis on the building green movement it was really great to find this article at Dezeen about an architect in Vietnam who was going all out in green friendly housing. Borrowing on old city philosophy but using modern architecture, technology, and materials Vo Trong Nghia built Stacking Green. I Thought I’d throw… Continue reading Green Architecture by Vo Trong Nghia
I found this list written by a European Architecture firm about their rules on design. Now it may not be rules . . . just their list of 10 things to design by. Either way the list is a worthy reminder for anyone who creates/designs for a living. From the firm Ortner&Ortner. 10 reminders for… Continue reading 10 Reminders we all Need
A Painter Yvette Molina mesmerizes me. She really does. I like the feeling her paintings evoke, the getting lost in the moment. Take a few minutes to look at her work and go deep into her woods, her shadows, her mist. The Architects There is some truly dazzling work to be found at Mass Studies.… Continue reading The Craft(s)
This is another example of great craftsmanship, skill, and pride in one’s work. [ Just spectacular handwork. ] Here’s another example from the same castle/residence. [ Stone work, it doesn’t get any better than this. ] Everyone should have a front door like this . . . shouldn’t they? Shouldn’t we? Texturing, the hand work,… Continue reading An appreciation of Stone (41)
“From the hollowness arises the reality of the vessel. From it’s empty space arises the reality of the building.” –Lao-Tse “A creation in space is an interweaving of parts of space.” –Moholy-Nagy “Architecture . . . is the beautiful and serious game of space.” –Willem Dudok