Architecture has many instances with diaphragms. Recent developments trended wood diaphragms of significant wood mass. Nail laminated timber and Glue laminated timber is a material I want used well. The speed of construction and tectonic requirements can determine a balance with the the goal of well used materials. A recent article said that photosynthesis is losing efficiency in renewing the Earth’s air, so lets choose lumber products correctly.
Prescott, Arizona is experiencing a pleasant winter storm today. I am surprised by the extent of the winter snow coverage here in Arizona.
With the color of the year being Living Coral, it is a year of pastels with some accompanying palettes like Simpatico or Under the Sea. I enjoy seeing color references and the value of order is substantial to the design world. The appreciation for turtle green to be included in the palette isn’t expressed enough, so cheers to turtle green!
The International style has some nifty things about it, of which, spandrel brick is one of them. The use of spandrel assemblies has allowed the advancement of enclosure systems – primarily spandrel glass. The work enclosing space has a refined art to it and it is of value when buildings of the past define some of the base work for more advanced moves in the work of the contemporary. A topic that is maybe less controversial than a discussion of the value gentlemen architects vs professional architects.
Futurist architecture has become one of the fronts of the contemporary. Adjacent to the early movement of futurist is Catalan modern, establishing a few key lines between Catalan Modern, Futurism and Emergent trends can lead deep into the vernacular. Mud Huts: there are some well formed mud and stick expressions in the history of this world. From works in the Sudano-Sahelian style to Kura-Uraxes to space age membranes like elastomeric stucco, the roots of style can be constructed through the elements of design.
The definition of Federal style has a regard that is defined by 238 years of democratic republic. Pulling from past city states and dreams of Republican architectural expression, the United States is defined by a few key expressions of Federal Architecture and Federal style residences. As a rejection of King George III’s empire, enlightened thinkers defined a course of government that is pervasive and quietly respectful to the God given rights of man. The conservative population of the colonies would have wanted to protect their pious value and the sanctity of marriage. It is commonly acceptable to judge the contemporance of American life through the lens of Hollywood or even this American life broadcasts, but there is value in America.
The regard for work of Architects in the regional minimalist movement has produced a quality of sensual space that defines the metric of contemporary form. What are the implications of the formal expressions of Architecture embracing an elevated standard? The work of Architects often influences the processional perspective of the eternal realm.
While we aren’t all blessed with the charm of Benigni, there is something to be said for eloquence.
East and West, it includes some of the finer side of design. During my studies in Europe, I had the opportunity to study form in the some of the finer spaces. Nordic Neoclassicism to Nordic embassies (with KME cladding), formal languages of good design are not rogue extrusions, but compositions of order. Products like Kinto and Alessi, are often interventions of tactile form in varying levels of designed space. My little mugtail is of value from a past relationship and it expresses form in a unique way that warms the heart as much or more as the tea it can hold. One of the advancements that shifted through the hipster movement, and now post-hipster, is the use of fine materials in exceptional ways. As a LEED AP BD+C, it is nice to have the products shifting that directions; so that in parallel, design as a whole can use materials correctly.