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20 Things to do to it with the architecture

20 Things to do to it with the architecture

Align it. Simplify it. Order it. Place it on axis with it. Remove the barrier between the interior and the exterior of it. Repeat it. Repeat it. Refer to that thing that someone else did to it sometime before in Norway, probably. Establish a datum…

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How many architects does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How many architects does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How many architects does it take to screw in a lightbulb?   21. Apparently the answer is 21.   One to sketch out the concept; One to model it in Revit; One to question the concept… “Does it have to screw?”; One to write an…

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Not in my neighborhood

Not in my neighborhood

  The following is an excerpt from my neighborhood list serve:   …………………… From: Traditional Home <xxxxxxx[at]aol[dot]com> To: Modern House <xxxxxxx[at]squarespace[dot]com> Cc: ‘CityHall’ <info[at]nimby[dot]gov> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:05 PM Subject: Re: Suggestions for your facade Dear Modern Home, l realize that your home…

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Sketches of Venice

Sketches of Venice

I went to Venice, Italy last week and took along my sketchbook. These sketches were all done quickly, mainly because I was usually leaning against a wall, being bumped by swarms of passing tourists. I haven’t sketched from real life like this in a while,…

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ARCHITECT VALENTINES 2014

ARCHITECT VALENTINES 2014

Architects are a romantic bunch. But, we tend to be busy. We know we should stop working on this design for a while and go buy some flowers or chocolate or something. We know that. But, we have a deadline. Maybe we can pick up a…

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Wishing you an even more awesome 2014

Wishing you an even more awesome 2014

Hi Guys, First of all THANK YOU! I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of you for making 2013 the best year ever for me here at Coffee with an Architect (you can imagine me typing this from my…

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