Self-Help, part of what Architecture is all about…
This Section should help those individuals who are about to open their first shop, who have purchased their first home or have just started a business Read more
It’s long overdue, that is, the re-design of our urban fabric. What we have today stems from century old thinking and technology as well as the notion of building only what is required for today. Read more
What do I mean by designs that are a waste? Well, some projects waste time, money and resources. One can imagine a project that isn’t financially successful, has wasted resources, as the longevity and usefulness of the building will be diminished. I’ve witnessed where a renovation is completed and in 2 years, after the tenant moves out the space is re-renovated. Materials are wasted too, in this day when there are environmental concerns, what’s the point of designing and building something that gets torn down in a couple of years? Read more
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
We (SimpleTwig Architecture.llc) will show you the character, layout and thinking behind several different rental apartments (this is the second of several articles)
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.
WORLD TRADE CENTER, 9-11-01 Tragedy and our Design Response.
As an Architect and Architectural Designer, I’ve been very interested in what may develop at the World Trade Center Site. Upon review of the 6 alternatives in the July 11th issue of the New York Times, it is very clear to me just who the Architectural firm was who created the schemes were catering to the Developers of the site.
Every building has a program that defines the uses of a structure. This program defines the building type and it’s general visual ‘flavor’. There are museums, residences, Read more
There are a few things that affect architects and would like to touch on those things in order to help potential clients get the most from their architect. Read more