What an amazing idea for learning. It’s one thing to watch nature videos, but a completely other thing to be … Continue reading Google Street-View Underwater!
Why was this book not required reading in architecture school? I could swear we were supposed to be educated about … Continue reading The Design of Everyday Things
Maybe every architect should be required to live with their clients for two weeks. You find out the most interesting things — both about them and about the space.
For one: the loft is much noisier than I could ever have imagined. Theoretically I knew that a cocktail of concrete floors, brick walls, and drywall everywhere else was a recipe for echoes and difficulty hearing, but I was still amazed at how close you have to put the sofa to the TV in order to understand it.
And speaking of noise, the wet walls carrying all the piping from the rest of the building are clearly not well-insulated; every time someone flushes the toilet in a unit above it sounds like a freight train rushing towards you as you’re trying to untie yourself from the tracks… Continue reading “Research”