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Wendy Lesser’s Louis Kahn–a Must Read

Wendy Lesser has done a masterful job in “You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, presenting Kahn– “the man” and “the architect”.  Her portrayal is highly engaging as she draws the reader in to explore the fullness of Kahn’s world and his achievements designing buildings which won him acclaim as one of the … Continue reading

air quality / architectural models / Architecture / building design / chemical pollution / Creativity / global warming / Innovation / pollution / Sustainability / Trees / urban design

Sustainable Refreshment

Given the feeling of helpless hopelessness as we watch what’s unraveling in Washington these days–with special dismay for what’s coming at the EPA– it is uplifting to read about innovative projects which mitigate pollution while also looking gorgeous. So, first we had green roofs and still they’re a long way from being “common”.  In Portland, … Continue reading

architectural models / Architecture / building design / scale models / united arab emirates / Urban Planning

UAE also delivers a wow in architectural modeling

I can remember occasions growing up when my architect uncle would allow us to see models of schools or houses he was designing.  All the carefully cut out and painted trees, walls, “gravel” driveways, windows, etc… Well, in with the new—these models by Abu Dhabi-based 3dr Models are big attention getters with interest well-beyond the … Continue reading