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
I’m a running fool, it’s true. I ran and ran and ran. I ran so much that I must of been the inspiration for the Forest Gump scene where he just ran and ran and ran…
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.
I’m in the market to buy a new house and I’m looking all over Brooklyn to find the right combination of things that will protect my investment, yet the neighborhoods around where I live are very mixed, some are great and, expensive, Read more
Based on the previous post, lets look at what defines a neighborhood. Certainly in most neighborhoods there is an implied center, perhaps a linear street filled with shops, that becomes the focus of people’s daily needs. Read more
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
The structure of a typical Townhouse chimneys are made up of just a single brick in thickness rising up 3 and 4 stories…
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
Brooklyn, a ‘city’ onto itself. But has it really matured the way one would hope? For every decision that is made in the building of a city, those who inhabit that city can enjoy or endure the results. Let us take a quick compare and contrast of Brooklyn in relationship to Boston’s South End.
We’ve seen them, a few spectacular buildings sprinkled here and there like small buttons on a person’s outfit. That is, sometimes the outfit itself is fantastic and the buttons are highlights in the whole, like Rome, Read more