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Starlit Ruminations on the Eve of a New American Year: A Tale of Tapestries

Starlit Ruminations on the Eve of a New American Year: A Tale of Tapestries Dusk draws near. Daylight fades from the Western sky, becoming indistinguishable from the city lights reflecting off of the tapestry of clouds. Music and cheers emanate … Continue reading

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Spatial Humanities

I recently came across an article in the New York Times about the relatively new field of spatial-humanities and its application of GIS to discover, interpret and broadcast current and historical information in digital, spatial maps to broaden understanding of … Continue reading

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Walk the City Blindfolded

Ruminating over old notes, projects, travels and the like I happily remembered an exercise, or field trip, I participated in while studying in Copenhagen. As often occurred, the class time for my urban design theory class was devoted to a … Continue reading

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Google Earth and Architecture

I recently came across the brief synopsis of a book titled Distributed Urbanism. The synopsis briefly discussed the author’s interest in how cities and technology are changing and how architects are responding. This quickly brought to mind many experiences while … Continue reading

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Behavior-based Architecture and Design

Josh Owen has designed and developed a portable Stoop Bench for use in varied urban environments. He writes, “Philadelphia is a city of stoop dwellers. Stoops entered into the vernacular of American architecture during the colonial times…The Philadelphia stoop functions … Continue reading

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Architecture for People

This article, Design Through Anthropology, published on worldarchitecturenews.com is about a long time trend in Denmark to consider the end user when designing, whether designing a cabinet, chair, home or office building. The article points out that for centuries the … Continue reading

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