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.
The Sculpture: besides being a symbol for this cultural center and of these people, physically having two connotations… Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 6/24”
Color: We take the natural dull ochre color of the surrounding mountains and local built structures and enhance it by saturating this color into a golden braised surface… Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 5/24”
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.
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. Continue reading “Making Townhouse Spaces the Right Size-Hierarchy!”
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, Continue reading “When to design contextually, when to make a statement.”
I meet a wide variety of people who become my clients. It should go without saying that I often reject potential projects due to the characteristics of people and what they want (often requesting me to approve an illegal design direction).
Spring is upon us and you may be thinking of repairing that winter masonry damage, or sprucing the masonry in your back yard. Here are some things you should know…
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.