[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 13/24

Exterior Atrium: Besides the banners, each wire figure surrounding the auditorium takes on the shape of a traditional bread stove…

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 9/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 9/24

A cultural center has a unique opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to appreciate a culture. For this proposal we bring together the rich culture of the Bamiyan people of Afghanistan in one complete composition that embraces the culture, the landscape and the core beliefs all humans share, in physical form.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 5/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 5/24

Color: We take the natural dull ochre color of the surrounding mountains and local built structures and enhance it by saturating this color into a golden braised surface… Read more

[theory] Crime and Urban Blight

[theory] Crime and Urban Blight

I’m not sure how to approach this topic, because I really don’t have any proof of what I’m about to suggest, but suffice it to say that I believe that if an urban environment, home, or any place embodies a bad vibe, that it will more likely induce criminal acts. Read more

[construction] Making Townhouse Spaces the Right Size-Hierarchy!

[construction] Making Townhouse Spaces the Right Size-Hierarchy!

hierarchy |ˈhī(ə)ˌrärkē|noun ( pl. -chies)a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.  Read more

[theory] When to design contextually, when to make a statement.

[theory] When to design contextually, when to make a statement.

Below is an image of Volterra, Italy, one might call a typical Italian hill town.  Why take note?  It represents a unified composition.  When an artist makes a painting or sculpture, Read more

[construction] Masonry Self-Help Guide

[construction] Masonry Self-Help Guide

Spring is upon us and you may be thinking of repairing that winter masonry damage, or sprucing the masonry in your back yard.  Here are some things you should know…

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