Architecture building and remodeling

August 17, 2008

Visit to the Seattle Public Library 08/11/08

Last week I took friends of mine to visit the world-famous Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, designed by Rem Koolhaus. See other Posts on this site plus the link to this incredible piece of sculpture – Leeds certified sculpture. My architect friend was astonished at the building, and he’s been around the world a number […]

Architecture building and remodeling
July 22, 2008

Small Homes are BIG!

Read the Wall Street Journal article in the Weekend Journal section on July 18, 2008 to be reminded of that old adage “everything old is new again”! Small houses are new again. The article mentions an architect and developer who developed small (800 to 1,500 sq ft) cottages around shared grass commons an hour outside […]

Architecture building and remodeling
July 17, 2008

Emotional Architecture

Christopher K. Travis uses “emotional architecture” to create a house that is a “suite of emotional experiences”. This fascinating story in the NY Times Home Section on July 17, 2008, details the method of this architectural designer to develop “an exhaustive psychological and aesthetic compatability exercise for would-be home builders”. The article mentions the auction […]

Architecture building and remodeling
July 15, 2008

How Green is Green?

Our favorite buzz word – green – can be seen to be just one more example of form over function. I’ve changed out the for fluorescent, bought a hybrid car, composted vegetable peelings and recycled the household waste: and made just a tiny dent in an enormous landscape. Can I call myself green? Perhaps greener […]

Architecture building and remodeling