Black, no, your not 440 it is C! Combining liturgy that defines truth and numerically defined hue values sometimes supports polytheism more than monotheistic views, mainly because of the word game I used as a title; but, what are the values of a saturated world? Professionals uphold a body of work that defines a society and the church upholds a belief in the supernatural. Empirical meets superfluous or the most defined set of work that documents the formation of order? I am thankful for a society that values truth in part and occasionally at whole.
Design as a medium. Art has many facets, some artist are consequent to very last breath and others give way to another’s mind. Design produces the tools for life for a world of over 7 billion people through Architecture, Urban Planning and Product Design. The contemporary world has produced a body of work that can render a mind unimpressed to the fluidity of life yet sometimes an artist, namely a photographer, can capture a spirit of impression worth mentioning: Frank W Ockenfels. While I do not know anything about the character of the photographer, his work expresses a quality of craft and care that form iconographic imagery.
While designing and detailing the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau’s office and event space at Poon Design Inc many years ago, we made several important decisions about the expression of the city through the materials with stone and aluminum systems. As a reality of the quality it also had high embodied energy. In the last seven years, the cost of many of the systems have since been reduced; the industry has evolved many sustainable products and systems but I notice an increase in the use of aluminum and metal paneling systems. Architecture is an art of knowledge and the industry will need to make decisive moves like increased cost in aluminum to safeguard the balance of materials. Similarly, the Pacific Northwest is developing a technology called Cross Laminated Timber, but the aesthetic of the lamination and speed of construction does not yet balance the mass of timber invested in the system. It will likely need to stay a specialized system for fast paced development on demanding sites leaving those sticks for the residential framing. Material use.
Growing up in the 714, the number grew to 909 and eventually 951. The Inland Empire is a place that embraces acceptance with families that work worlds apart yet live across the street. Moving to Oregon for two and half years gave bearing to racial order. Without boundaries this world will not stand, yet we live in a world that is developing and improving the standards of life while also increasing the worldwide tensions of globalization. In the passing of Linda Brown from a milestone in race relations we have integrated world that with little exception doesn’t hate people for the color of their skin, but this world is dependent on social hierarchy. I am blessed to be a professional in the Architecture world, but, does this world balance when the good life is a lot more achievable? Id est, we have entry level sport compacts that have higher design value than some of the finest motor brands on earth. The world is tuned for success but the financial structures don’t perfectly harmonize with the professional and the global free market, but it is hopeful that a nation under God can lead in a time of tribulation. America has some amazing streets because of the success of people working together rather than apart, but it is a beautiful thing to have your own “home.”
One reference to that title of “Responsibility” might be concerning because of bands like MxPx, but, the future has a good group of moral people that want to be responsible with the future of the world. Currently, cyber terrorism and the criminal use of stem cells have done damage to basic human rights of individuals. We need more regulation of science and the gadgets that exist because of their offense of human rights, but it is not so straight forward because monitoring that activity is a convoluted web of pitfalls. The Architecture world has provided shelter with order utilizing intelligent financial structures and now the Federal Government needs to crack down on the abuse of people through advanced science. The future needs to be healthy, whole minded and well ordered. As the Architecture world continues to grow in responsible work I hope the political realm will set action to policing research facilities and the tools they wield.
Architecture has a rich history from Imhotep to Louis Kahn to Zaha Hadid to Delugan Meissl. All deal with the iconic and transformative. Then there are occasionally large insignificant practices that endanger the people around the building and their future residents by placing a massive complex on a sheer cliff; not too much unlike Rubjerg Knude lighthouse in Denmark where the cliff moved and led to the failure of the structure’s function, there is consideration that needs one thing: forward thinking reason. I applaud Architects like Robert A. M. Ramsey who have continued to herald classicism in their work and produce significance by intelligent intervention in a contemporary society.
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.