What a single individual can do…
The city of New York held a competition in 1990 asking people for suggestions on how to improve the city. I entered it submitting my suggestion for returning water flow to the Gowanas Canal which was stagnate for decades, this to repair the bridge between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens in order to take advantage of this special waterway as a place for nature, people and development. Continue reading “How to influence positive change: Gowanas Canal”
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?”
This is a couple of stories about the use of common sense, staying calm, clear headed, and moving towards a solution without hesitation…
Continue reading “Rescinding Stop Work Orders with Common Sense”
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!”
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.”
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”
To paint with words a concept for an idea house, designed to help forge an optimistic age of humanism. Continue reading “Concept for an ideal house.”
Owning your own Townhouse can be a wonderful experience. It can also turn into a nightmare if you have the attitude that it will take care of itself. Knowing the trouble signs can save you from that frustration, help secure your greatest investment and give you the pleasure of living that you deserve.
Continue reading “Five Things about Townhouses”
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