I visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas with my family this week. Among the fantastic interpretive signage and exciting interactive exhibits, I naturally found time to snap some architecture pics. I thought the smooth, individually sculpted precast panels were masterful, and the prism expressing the escalators whimsical. It was precisely because I was admiring the precast that I started looking at other concrete work and noticed a problem - or was it one more science lesson?
March 1, 2013
February 23, 2013
We technical designers make a sport of bemoaning the cluelessness of aesthetic designers. My colleague Louis Medcalf tweeted a common complaint, the type we make when we are frustrated:
Chief sin of architects: designing something for looks without knowing how to detail it, and putting resp for making it work on someone elseBut there are some designers who might fervently disagree, and I've started referring to their approach as naïve design. This post explores the theoretical position of naïve design and offers tips for success. Don't worry: your innocence won't be spoiled if you read on.
— Louis Medcalf (@MedcalfLouis) February 19, 2013
February 5, 2013
I spent some time at my dad's house this week scanning pictures, and found this: a 1992 B.Arch. graduation-day photo of Andy and me. There were no other photos of professors. Boyfriend, friends I've lost touch with, parents, buildings, project models... and Andy.
January 16, 2013
|Talk to your specifier?|
I will tell you, that’s exactly the kind of feedback we specifiers most need, in order to serve you better. Don’t be afraid.
December 24, 2012
December 19, 2012
|What? Ignore the spec?|
I got back, essentially, “Well, they didn’t really follow the spec, but they worked hard to match the existing.”
December 13, 2012
|Think this slab might need moisture mitigation?|