Engineering Wood to Match Steel Fascinating article on cross-laminated timber use on high rise residential buildings that “is strong and rigid enough to match steel and concrete.” If lower cost, then could provide solution for more affordable housing in locations willing to relax building codes and accept new technology.
My task today: outline the best potential design options to reuse this mid-century building (or not).
An example of the donor-driven design of the built environment in a public gathering space on the UC Berkeley campus. Does it degrade the purity or integrity of the design? You be the judge.
Thoughtful article by John King from the SF Chronicle today about how SF designers focus on architecture makes a dramatic difference in affordable housing projects. The projects incorporate many of the features discussed in the literature and my own research.
Funky mid-century place that just sold in my hood… on the market for all of 3 days and sold over asking!
Iconic modernism along Route 66 observed by my cousin. lottdance: Get your kicks (Taken with instagram)
Chicago from above, courtesy my brother Gabe Riggs.
Architect Tomer Maymon’s Website the architecture practice of my friend Tomer Maymon
decoarchitecture: Chrysler Building Paintingby bizzielizzie Cool interpretation of the Chrysler Building. Stylistically reminds me of both Marc Chagall and Cubism. From the artist: As coursework. Final Piece. Acrylic Paints. A1. The Chrysler Building. Inspired by Robert Delaunay. Used own photography as a starting point.
Design for the Digital Age? “Mr. Gehry’s design is about bringing that same sensibility — the focus on refined textures, the cultivation of a sense that something has been shaped by a human hand — to the digital age.”