Before you take a good look at the design, let me preface it. The competition guidelines stated clearly that we had to accommodate the buildings adjacent to the footprints of the Twin Towers, leaving only feet between the two footprints. Continue reading “My entry into the WTC Memorial Competition”
What really happens when two people collide? Was it truly unavoidable as in a ‘pure accident’, or was one party, perhaps both parties acting in a negligent manner? Continue reading “What is an Accident? How does that relate to Architecture & Urban Design?”
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This is a couple of stories about the use of common sense, staying calm, clear headed, and moving towards a solution without hesitation…
Smith Street in Brooklyn is a bit of a unique street for New York City. This is because it is narrow and there is a 4 lane subway system below it. For ‘ever’ residents have assumed that you weren’t allowed to plant trees along the sidewalks because of potential interference with the subway tunnel. Continue reading “New trees grow on Smith Street”
Robert Venturi, Denise Brown and Steven Izen’s book ‘Learning from Las Vegas‘ makes an argument for finding order with in an apparently chaotic urban environment and using this supposed gained knowledge as justification for design. Continue reading “‘Learning from Las Vegas’ -NOT!”
This poster was created by Nicholas Buccalo to show the features in and around Columbus Circle in New York City, during the period when the Time Warner buildings were being planned. Of course I had to rotate the speculative design for the Columbus Circle building in order for it to be viewable from this viewpoint. It sits in the upper left corner with the large ‘TV’ letters on the side.
In order to be a great Architect, the individual needs to know how to draw. But it isn’t just that one can put a pencil down on paper, what an ability to drawing represents is that the individual knows how to see. Yes, see. Continue reading “To be a great architect… you must be able to draw.”
Upon chatting with my client about various topics he mentioned that he wasn’t getting the type of response he was hoping for from Google Ads he had placed despite people clicking through to his website. Taking a look, I could see his problem. Continue reading “[WEB] Website Design for Fellow Architect”
Each new thing a person learns is one block in their own Pyramid of Knowledge. That is, when they learn about how to cross a street, they’ve earned one block. Every block builds upon another and is reinforced over time. Without this core knowledge continual reinforcement one’s pyramid can crumble. Continue reading “Pyramid of Knowledge, An Attitude Approach to Learning”