Category Archives: architecture

Indulgent Quoting: Buckminster Fuller 1981

I can’t believe there are no Bucky quotes on this blog yet. I was reminded of this passage from Critical Path, p223, while writing piece on the subject “Schools of the Future: Why Architects Matter.” Paying people to stay home … Continue reading

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In Bup We Truss

I finally made it out to Governors Island for Burble Bup construction. Today was all about building walls by stacking wattles and trussing them together with aqua-colored ropes. Much to my surprise I think this thing might actually end up … Continue reading

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Wattle You Bring?

What a beautiful day to make architecture. It’s week number two of year number two for building the Figment NYC City of Dreams Pavilion. This year the Mexican/NYC firm Bittertang won the honor and hard work of design-build for the … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Passing My LEED Exam

Yesterday I sat for and passed my LEED Green Associate exam on the very last day before my registration expired. That’s right folks, literally one full year of procrastination (not that I haven’t been busy). I’m proud but also wary. … Continue reading

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We Get a Treehouse at Figment 2011

My friend Ben is gearing up to do a great architecture project on Governors Island for Figment 2011 and needs your $$$ now, and probably your sweat later. Ben was smart and made his master’s thesis project for exhibition design … Continue reading

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Clips: Slocum Center

The Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Eugene, OR was built with an especially amicable relationship between the architect-builder and the client. The Neenan materials talk about achieving a “rhythm of wellness” and Hospital Administrator John Bauman told … Continue reading

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Clips: Engaging Students to Design their Sustainable Future

This week I spoke with Neenan Architect David Kurtz about Engaging Students to Design their Sustainable Future. At the Alamosa Schools in Colorado, uncertainty about who to hire for a playground consultant turned into a design-research project for students. Their … Continue reading

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