[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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[architecture] Bamiyan Cultural Centre 1/3

[architecture] Bamiyan Cultural Centre 1/3

This proposal is about these people and their place.  It is not about injecting an edifice that reflects a foreign culture, but instead echoes the best cultural center that would be appropriate for this place and these people…

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[architecture] Saving a community from a design blunder.

[architecture] Saving a community from a design blunder.

There are many paths to many examples of what not to do when it comes to Architecture and Urban Planning.  Architectural magazines and public buzz always centers around what’s the greatest works being produced today and so it should, but I see in so many, perhaps the majority of other projects, a waste of time, money and energy on poor design, and in some cases plain ignorance to the variety of issues Architects must comprehend and answer to, that, I feel it is time to say something. Read more

[rendering] Reconstruction of Pueblo Grande

[rendering] Reconstruction of Pueblo Grande

Archaeology Magazine: A Doomed People, The collapse of the Hohokam at Pueblo Grande by Michael S. Foster and Tobi Taylor. November/December 1998. Pages 44-46.
The Hohokam emerged from obscurity at the beginning of the Pioneer period (ca. 300 B.B. to A.D. 500) and thrived through the Classic period (ca. A.D. 1100 to 1450).

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[theory] Looks amazing, but is it responsible?

[theory] Looks amazing, but is it responsible?

There are a lot of amazing looking images of buildings out there in the world, shell structures, large glass structures, open spacious plans, but are they really legitimate?  While they might look cool, I’m frankly surprised by the attention they get because typically I can see through the smoke and realize how just inappropriate they are.   Why?   Read more

[architecture] A few ideas for an Ideal Subway Station

[architecture] A few ideas for an Ideal Subway Station

Let’s make the world a better place to live in, one twig at a time.

Both inbound and outbound passengers should stand on the same platform, one, in the center and not two with tracks separating them.  Why? Read more

[rendering] Imagine a Resort

[rendering] Imagine a Resort

Winter is approaching, what better time than to imagine a resort.

Concept:  Merging a centralized building type with a decentralized building type, our project will romantically merge itself with the landscape to create a idealistic setting for a relaxed and up-lifting experience.  Read more