Author Archives: joh07370

Isn’t It Our Job After All?

Centre Pompidou is a building that really did turn the architecture world upside down when it came out with its radical design of reversing what architects had known previously. Instead of housing all the mechanics on the interior of the

Isn’t It Our Job After All?

Centre Pompidou is a building that really did turn the architecture world upside down when it came out with its radical design of reversing what architects had known previously. Instead of housing all the mechanics on the interior of the

Hurricane Sandy: It’s Now or Never

If any of us has been watching the news, or reading the papers, we are well aware that Hurricane Sandy truly made its presence known on the east coast over this past week. The devastation is at a level that

Hurricane Sandy: It’s Now or Never

If any of us has been watching the news, or reading the papers, we are well aware that Hurricane Sandy truly made its presence known on the east coast over this past week. The devastation is at a level that

Bye Bye Brownstone

After looking through the blog website Architizer.com an article peaked my interest that relates to the lecture by Dean Fischer about materiality and the way that we are using materials, or should I say, wasting them. New York City has

Bye Bye Brownstone

After looking through the blog website Architizer.com an article peaked my interest that relates to the lecture by Dean Fischer about materiality and the way that we are using materials, or should I say, wasting them. New York City has

Biomimicry and the Ecological Age

Biomimicry is an idea that has been toyed with for years by architects. The problem being that though the thought resides in their minds, the design is either minimal in the overall scheme or falls on the back burner due

Biomimicry and the Ecological Age

Biomimicry is an idea that has been toyed with for years by architects. The problem being that though the thought resides in their minds, the design is either minimal in the overall scheme or falls on the back burner due

Keeping Up With the Joneses

With the new push for LEED certified buildings, or smart grid infrastructure in today’s age, I find it a little outrageous that after listening to a recent lecture by Rahul Mehrotra, the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, just built

Keeping Up With the Joneses

With the new push for LEED certified buildings, or smart grid infrastructure in today’s age, I find it a little outrageous that after listening to a recent lecture by Rahul Mehrotra, the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, just built

Why Recreate the Past, When You Can Define the Future

When we as a group first sat down and began to plan out how we were going to tackle this project, it seemed like the answer was pretty obvious as to what material to pick. We had walked around the

Why Recreate the Past, When You Can Define the Future

When we as a group first sat down and began to plan out how we were going to tackle this project, it seemed like the answer was pretty obvious as to what material to pick. We had walked around the

The Log Cabin Feel

Architectural practice is about designing and developing something that is beautiful, practical and true to what the client specifies. The product shown above is a pre-cast concrete system with brick in lay to give you this pseudo façade that imitates

The Log Cabin Feel

Architectural practice is about designing and developing something that is beautiful, practical and true to what the client specifies. The product shown above is a pre-cast concrete system with brick in lay to give you this pseudo façade that imitates