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Meg’s Book

Meg’s Book

In 1995 my wife made me a book to fill with sketches. It only took 17 years. This is my favorite thing.

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I’m no longer capable of a complete thought

I’m no longer capable of a complete thought

Apparently, I’m busy. Which is odd, because I’m an architect and I thought we didn’t do that anymore. But, there it is. So this isn’t a real post. Because I’m no longer capable of a complete thought. I only seem to be capable of fragments…

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Pull the rip chord

Pull the rip chord

. Ok. Let’s recap. We’re three years into a recession, and how’s the profession of architecture doing? Wait. Don’t answer yet. First let me paint a mental image for you: Picture a long metal table with an uninflated plastic life boat on it. There’s a…

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Questions for Architecture

Questions for Architecture

. There are a number of questions I have for architecture. And I say “architecture” as if I’m addressing a long familiar companion, because, well… I am, I guess.  Anyway, I have questions. Not important questions really. Like: “Why does life have to be so…

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It’s cold in here

It’s cold in here

. I don’t understand why is my house so aggressively isolated? What’s with all the empty rooms? I mean would it kill you to put a plant in there? Or a bowl full of lemons? Or at least a piece of furniture? I mean, it doesn’t…

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Leaving Marks

Leaving Marks

. Have you ever felt like you did something well? That, just for once, your efforts to make something worthwhile had worked, and you’d made something to be proud of? Or at least something that represented what you were striving for in the first place?…

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