Due to the recent outbreak in human rights violations, I want to highlight one thing: individuals make up society. Upholding a healthy society is maintained by people being able to have their rights respected. The current political situation with a mad rush of executive orders and huge government expenditures have resulted in a society that is not settled properly. There are many obstacles to overcome in the future including a new path towards isolationism so that the United States is not compromised further by foreign entities and the transition away from a Trump administration. Society needs to time to heal and I hope the future of the United States reestablishes order that reigns in identity theft, doctor/medical records, migration patterns and reduction for need of visas. Exempli gratia, automobile vin numbers need to be recorded at every intersection by the respective state database for use in migration patterns – but not automatic infractions. Why? Because it establishes time and place within a refined order of society.
Life is full of symbols, as a child Billabong and Hurley were cool and Stars and Straps was another genre in the resemblance of “hot.” Per Instagram I recently noticed a super models daughter associating with a kid wearing playboy. Is there an associated value or implication to be drawn by clothing selection, especially with snoopy photographers? I hope the girl makes good choices in a world that will probably offer her everything.
The business standard. Ownership. Own the typeface with fonts you use, or in my case subsets that I gray for bold. Embed only when you own the subset, use beveled edged lines in your print settings and know when to use serif. Too many Architects are not official yet, and as a designer and Associate AIA I am providing a few guidelines for leveling up.
Daft Punk should be spinning to “Television…..” but a reality of the space age is here and I am dissatisfied with the handling of system engineering. There systems causing nerve damage in the United States of America and secretive assaults have not been caught yet. There are systems that can quietly fry American brains and society doesn’t even know how to help. It is something easily ostracized but instead engineers need to speedily shutoff the systems that are out of balance.
As a long time BIM utilitzer in design I have noted several advantages and disadvantages through the years about each respective platform. In addition, I use emergent software by Bentley for supplement to AutoCAD drawings and Revit models (Rhino / Grasshopper too). The finest quality documents are completed in Illustrator and AutoCAD, with almost no exception (I do not have the document proof CATIA or some indian master Architect using Bentley systems). Revit does not have the finesse of linework that AutoCAD has delivered for years but the speed of AutoCAD may never catch up to DataCAD or the Mayline; but, a top level user can beat Revit in presentation drawings. A work flow can be developed between all of them including DGN formats and it is a beautiful but expensive thing to maintain all of those softwares. BIM has introduced a level of integral visualization that will out compete AutoCAD for project deliveries in offices but for high end documents on small projects AutoCAD cannot be beat especially now with AutoCAD LT being the best deal on the market. Revit is an admirable platform for large and small projects that have a need for visualization; and for emergent documentation the integration with Bentley makes high design possible for their platform, Revit tools are advancing and definitely provide a sturdy work flow. ArchiCAD is an impressive software, I recently did a demo and I appreciate the quality of form possible but I do not appreciate the rigidity of their work flow – but it holds to a strong industry standard; I did not take the time to see what it takes to get to my graphic standard. Just a little perspective on software, here is my most recent Chronograph for your enjoyment:
Nike. A company founded by a pioneer misusing waffles and now has empire of the world’s best athletes. Even the ducks and the geese hold a professional standard of pruning in Beaverton. It’s an interesting time because fabrication processes that they were pioneers in with Nike ID are now common place in manufacturing. It’s an impressive legacy and I hope they continue to reform, a sentiment that includes human rights in their production and societal cohesion. This world can gain from good companies that can commit to a holistic approach to being awesome.
theDailyTrotter is in full favor of the United States Post Office raising their rates for e-commerce, primarily with Amazon. It is the best gift they could give to retail properties that pay for high priced retail frontage because it will incentivize shopping at the store rather than online.
Today there was a traveling pack of birds, I did not get my bird ID out in time to identify whether they were Brown Creepers, Nuthatches or a Pewee pack, but the bird migration patterns in Arizona are always worthy of note. An abundance of forest snacks and flora that support the variety – there is even a bald eagle on the other side of the forest ridge from me. It’s not somewhere on a beach, and, it’s a country thing.
While I am counting my penny, dimes and quarters lets focus on Baroque. It’s a time period that launched expeditions and founded colonies; the work of Praetorious, Dowland, Cardoso, Monteverde, Simpson, Scarlatti and others defined styling of advancement and opulence in music. The arts illustrated the vaults of cathedrals and founded a culture of sculpture that has captured the ages. There are advancements in Architecture that formalized warped classical planes and advanced form in ways that have seldom been championed. Borromini, (not the fashion girl’s cooper) an Architect with Bernini and Cortona as his contemporaries paved advancement in formal space that hasn’t decayed past perfect yet. Culture is a beautiful thing and substantiates achievement of society like Italy that returns for ages. But then again, sometimes places are just broke.
Growing up in California I’ve enjoyed a rich cultural yield of polycultural and pluralistic society. Now having lived in Arizona and Oregon, I don’t have an abundance of ethnicity to rif life on but it is okay, because white America can be a good place. Meanwhile in California, the shores keep washing up surfers, Californian sometimes means Baja and the place has good sidewalks (by part per million of mold) with great people. It’s a society that yields to be good with it. Style: an eclectic deconstructivist society that has a rich abundance of arts and craft inspired space. How does California retain it’s wealth if the place becomes devoid of it’s American origins? The gold has been dug up but the Levi’s are still good jeans and the tacos are made with good hearts. I’m starting an analysis of style and there are plenty of movements in California that make the list. (Thankfully field guides have documented the abundance to make my research Moore streamlined).