[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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Crime and its Connection to Urban Blight

Crime and its Connection to 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.

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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 4/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 4/24

Our cultural center composition takes advantage of this unique hill-top peninsula overlooking the Bamiyan valley below by affording every interior space a view…
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[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 1/24

[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 1/24

One human standing on this earth can change the world.
Together, we can change everything for the better of all.

The site location: With a commanding peninsula overlooking the entire valley, this site lends itself to making the most of these spectacular views… Read more

[web] Creating a robust web presence: Hierarchical Organization

[web] Creating a robust web presence: Hierarchical Organization

For some 17 years we’ve been building our own websites at SimpleTwig.  One of our first websites had a simple roll-over buttons, a very cool feature in the late 1990’s.

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Welcome to Life


It’s simple, you are here, and let me be the first, after  perhaps your family to say “welcome to life.”  Yes, you.  That person sitting there reading this blog post.  You belong to the greatest thing in the universe, yes you.  You, along with every other citizen, are playing an important role in helping humanity learn about who we are, where they are, and how we belong to this greatness we call life. Read more

To be a great architect… you must be able to draw.

To be a great architect… you must be able to draw.

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.   Read more

Pyramid of Knowledge

Pyramid of Knowledge

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.  Read more