[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24

In the classrooms, there are two ‘floor to ceiling’ windows to allow students to take in the views, but positioned to both not be a distraction during class and to allow natural light to graze the two end walls, maximizing the interior illumination… Read more

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 17/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 17/24

Exhibition:  With a variety of entry points, our proposal lends itself to a variety of venues, both permanent in the Main Exhibition Hall or temporary in it’s sister Exhibition space.

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[architecture] Poor business decisions can cost big bucks.

[architecture] Poor business decisions can cost big bucks.

Regarding the small business owner, entrepreneur or building owner, there are things that seem simple to do but often I witness them not being implemented by people. What many don’t realize is if you make a mistake in the design of your space you will loose money.

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The dark side of the Building Code

Every building code is designed to keep people safe and improve their lives, but often the code imposes a negative impact on the potential quality of a place.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 16/24

The Library is positioned on the highest point of the exterior circular Atrium space and it’s public areas are facing this atrium and of course the views of the valley and cliffs beyond…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 15/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 15/24

Multi-purpose Auditorium, Acoustics: It is important to note that special care was taken acoustically to design a space that would have world class acoustic qualities, including echo traps…

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[theory] Helping Cities Grow: What to do.

[theory] Helping Cities Grow: What to do.

An important issue for many cities dealing with circumstances initiated by others in the past, like a blighted looking city filled with parking lot scars, etc. From my experience I’ve witnessed many cities do the wrong thing in order to encourage development. The point of this post is, if you do something, it could have a negative impact on your city, so make sure you do the right thing. Read more

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24

Construction Method Auditorium: While the walls may be built of either reinforced concrete or a steel skeleton, the roof will consist… Read more

Ankh. A symbol of our place on earth?

Lets take a walk into ancient Egypt to look at the Ankh. While there are many interpretations of the Ankh, typically centered around what it means, a sexual union between a man and woman, a shoe strap, a symbol of life, perhaps a sign of power, whatever it is, it remains a form we all easily recognize today. The following is my interpretation of what it is, why it is the shape it is, and what it means.

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