It’s the feel and the smell of this house, more than anything else, that I’m proud of. The client (all right, my mother) had been wanting to build an extension on her little adobe house in the mountains of New Mexico for about 30 years, so we finally did it. I did the overall design, then we found a wonderful project architect and local builder to do the new adobe brick structure justice. The thing about adobe is that it’s cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and smells wonderful; and, it’s possible to get fantastic sculptural shapes from it. Continue reading “Truchas House”
You can probably hear about as much through the trumpet as you can through a sea-shell (hey, keep trying!), … Continue reading Listen to the countryside
I love anything get inspires people to get involved with their environment. Check out this installation in Shenzen for the … Continue reading Getting involved
In Scotland most public toilets seem to be intentionally designed as manky boxes for underage drinking and snogging. Wish we … Continue reading Public toilets – YEAH!
There’s little that gets me more excited (in a design sense…simma down there…) than a judicious combination of old and … Continue reading The old and the new
This is Karim Rashid’s design for the Naples University Metro Station. While I wouldn’t design something like this (and might … Continue reading Whoah! Psychadelic!