Saving an old, dilapidated building from the wrecking ball can be challenging - especially if you are not its owner and if local leaders, blinded by opportunistic developers, fail to comprehend its significance. Even if you succeed in thwarting its demolition, there is always the tricky issue of how to make the building’s preservation more [...]
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Choosing an architect doesn’t need to be daunting and can even be fun. In any event, architects, even less-than-optimal architects, are worth hiring if you want to build something. Regardless of whether your project is big or small, expensive or thrifty, architects can make it better and your life easier. Here are ten tips for how to snag “Architect Right.”
Naval architects and architects fight many of the same battles; both hold nature at bay (or harness its power), offer shelter for our comfort and protection, labor under material constraints and limited budgets, and deal with pesky clients that are often blind to what they really want.
Of course, there are different challenges as well - [...]
Our fellow “structurists” over at Infrastructurist recently harnessed the supreme power of the all-seeing eye to subjectively rank the world’s 10 greatest urban parks. This provocative little inquiry could be replicated and re-oriented in many ways - even at eye level - and inspired me to compile the following ranking of the ten most beautiful college/university campuses (in [...]