As the globalization fad starts to lose its driving force financial markets are increasingly bear. Orange County has an epidemic of homeless but there are options for redevelopment of broken. Huntington Beach, Irvine and Laguna Niguel should finance military style programs at utilized military bases; bringing the military utilization ration up to more reasonable terms. The idea of internment camps are appropriately stigmatized but concentrating a needy population can substantiate the means to bring care to those people; setting up manufacturing that utilizes the homeless populations through state and private funding could revolutionize the slums and river populations that mar cities like Portland, Los Angeles and Santa Ana.
Recently I noticed Design Intelligence rated Cal Poly Pomona’s Bachelor of Architecture as the 12th best program in the nation and it shows a shift in the priority of higher education. The value of relevance has gone up and Pomona’s adjacency to Los Angeles creates a culture that withstands and grows. The access to Los Angeles’ cutting edge is an incredible asset to a program that is grounded in modernism, infused with classical understanding and encourages emergent studies. While I don’t think the Cal State schools always belong at the top, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has earned it’s ranking on national and international level.
Almost two years until the Republican and Democrat candidates battle for the title of President. Undoubtedly, the Republicans will need to make a big decision on who their platform supports, and I hope they choose a conservative candidate that can bring back the politics to Washington. Kasich is starting to speak in New Hampshire but Trump filed for reelection on the 20th of January 2017. The Democrats have a real opportunity to choose a good candidate and the initial impression of Kirsten Gillibrand seems promising if the caucus doesn’t self destruct but chooses one strong face. It was disappointing to see Hillary and Bernie at each other’s necks prior to the big election but I think the election will bring light to the success of Trump: that might be one of the more difficult tasks to parse.
Not the Corvette fastback but the device police are using to hack lives and steal freedom. America needs to use data management and car database of VIN to fight crime rather than advanced eaves dropping devices. It is so necessary that America tightens identity management through Microsoft, Google, Facebook and similar companies to make one secure system; securing identities and car traffic will make a huge dent in crime and it is a much better option than having some random police team with varying levels of credentials collecting personal data. And, the national guard should always be reserve, we cannot be at war here.
While Gelati is often a name for a sweet treat, it is also a monastery in Georgia. Undoubtedly, there has been an investment in maintenance on many of the UNESCO world heritage sites, but it is incredible when the fabrication quality of stone masons and carpenters of the Twelfth century matches and exceeds the quality of work today. The monastery has community space and massing that is among the most beautiful. The iron work from that era has likely been updated, but to understand that they have the capacity to produce glass and metal sheets in foundries is incredible. Taking a step back and looking at Greek work with iron and stone, they formed early moment frames through pinning stone, that even provide a visual entasis for visual correctness. Architecture has advance but our style has not necessarily advanced for the formal top end in the last 300 years. The peasantry of suburbia is likely more advanced than the mud hopi villages but Architecture has reached a critical mass of development. Emergent trends can arguably advance style, but the prohibit cost and skill limits expression to simple motif driven styles. In a tangential conclusion, the Nasrid dropped a few coins on Architecture.
After reexamining Europe from a class standpoint prior to the twentieth century, there is a network of wealth that flows from the north and let’s the doctors have the South.
A study of history and art reveals themes of: worshiping the supernatural, sex, rape, murder, betrayal, love, incest, anthropological discovery, organized healing. During the time of Passover, a man named Jesus Christ claimed to be God and was crucified at Golgotha in Jerusalem. Nearly 2000 years later that event has shaped global culture and given life to the ages. Christianity defines truth about the healthiest process of forgiveness, so much so that it can transform a soul. The Bible documents truth in a way that has made the world a better place. Happy Easter and Resurrection Sunday everyone. In conclusion, I was listening to the hard rock band Creed this afternoon.
As an American there are usually two sides to the system, sometimes three. Because of the lack of financial responsibility and good world policy I decided to become a Democrat: a Democrat with Christian values. The new tax policies being pushed by Republicans are disconcerting because they do not fund the government properly and they let tax payers off with a share of taxes in a time when the national debt needs to be reduced. Taxes should be a nation wide effort to keep the United States at the top, yet, unfounded spending on military, entertainment and illegal immigrants could push the country to be in danger of a downgrade. As an given side note, I hope the President continues to pay the full tax bracket. If the Republicans get their party together with Conservative values and good economic policy I will consider switching back to the Republican party.
There are many Architecture projects in the world and occasionally there are successes that will remain noted for many years: the work of Palladio, the Hermitage, Garnier’s opera house, Buckingham Palace, the Great Wall of China, the Sydney Opera House, the Guggenheim. Today, reading one of my favorite magazines, Detail (not the pluralized male model magazine), an article called “A Snowdrift of Steel: Harbin Opera House” became worthy of noting. Mad Architects, I typically use Danish pronunciation as referenced by the title, has produced a world class structure with the help of Los Angeles based Gehry Technologies. Advanced metal and wood fabrication highlights the amphibious exterior and interior space that fold and flow and now the city of Harbin in Heilongjiang has a new adequate performance venue.
Growing up in El Cerrito, Corona, California I am accustomed to the enjoyment of rolling hills but suburbanistically speaking a proposed route from Cajalco to Irvine would be one of the best additions to the suburban metropolis of Southern California. Not only would it make Corona properly accessible to Orange County, it would connect the right communities to some of the best jobs without the use of the 91 freeway. South Corona is one of the best communities and a toll road paired with a light rail system is the appropriate answers (just 8 billion dollars away). Smart growth for the Inland Empire and Orange County are going to propel some of the best business centers in the world to healthy urbanization.