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Tough question. I have been pushed off my path more times that I care to remember, and while I have not been always pursuing what i considered my passion, I have found stops along the way that have made my career interesting and unusual. In my opinion, anyone’s “passion’ is always burdened by things you don’t want to do. I guess without them reaching your goal would not be as fulfilling.

To be honest I am doing now something I never saw myself doing at your age. Was it my passion to be the operations leader of an office? Probably not. Is it my passion to collaborate in challenging project with a team of individuals that push me to be better? That is closer to it. Embrace the opportunities that life gives you while finding joy in the journey, as corny as it might sound,

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Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:57 pm
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My opinions are based on drawings and pictures, I have yet to visit so I don’t have a full sense of the place. 

When you look at the site plan, it looks like it belongs in the city. Dense around the edges while creating a new green space within. The Vessel, the art piece at the center, seems to belong there, a new iconic structure for the city (even if the “climbing the stairs to nowhere while enjoying the view” seems a bit on your face for a metaphor). 

But the buildings, those cramped together towers without rhyme or reason, without a message beyond luxury, seem generic for NYC. We are talking about a city with majestic urban projects like Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the original WTC letting one of its biggest opportunities ever slip through its fingers. 

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Images via KFP

Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:35 pm

It is possible. 

It is costly and depending where the project is located it could be a permit nightmare.

But, it is possible. It could be simple or as insane as Chateau Artisan a $13,000,000 mansion in Florida that was built on a man-made lake.

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Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:15 pm

Yes, still on insta. Could not quite figure out how to best use snapchat.

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Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:10 pm

ARCHatlas has been exiled from the architecture blogs carousel for years, now, after I stopped posting regularly, suddenly is back. I will never understand tumblr’s logic!

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Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:05 pm


Architecture Students Reimagine Harry Potter 

Students of a 12 day course at the Melbourne School of Design were not sorted into houses, but they were assigned Gringotts Bank, Grimmauld Place, the Shrieking Shack and other fan favorites in the Harry Potter universe. their Harry Potter architecture models were laser cut from cardboard (ten house points), hand-modeled (forty house points), constructed in very little time (fifty points), and remind us of the truest magic of all (teamwork).

Students at the Melbourne School of Design had very few spells to work with in order to cast these gorgeously film-accurate 3D models. Students were given 1.0 mm and 0.6 mm boxboard to create their models from. They used trace paper — for windows and diffused lights — and LED lights and motors connected to Arduinos.

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Posted: March 23, 2019, 2:21 pm
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Designer & Client DeeKay Kwon

A personal project by DeeKay Kwon about his personal experiences with clients provides a funny take of the Client/Designer dynamic.

Warning:  Don’t take this too seriously !

Posted: March 16, 2019, 12:38 pm








Vessel Heatherwick Studio

Visitors can now scale British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s giant honeycomb-like sculpture at New York’s Hudson Yards, which has opened along with the other public spaces at the vast West Side development. 

Posted: March 15, 2019, 5:58 pm


Sunrise in Duomo Square Dorian Pellumbi

Howsoever you look at the great cathedral, it is noble, it is beautiful! Wherever you stand in Milan or within seven miles of Milan, it is visible and when it is visible, no other object can chain your whole attention. Leave your eyes unfettered by your will but a single instant and they will surely turn to seek it. It is the first thing you look for when you rise in the morning, and the last your lingering gaze rests upon at night. Surely it must be the princeliest creation that ever brain of man conceived. ~ The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

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We as architects have limited power to make that happen, planners and developers drive most of the decisions at that point of the process, but we can encourage all communities to build spaces for interaction which strengthen and improve the relations of a community (and any new residents). Parks, gardens, playgrounds, libraries, community centers are all venues that improve the ties between community members providing public spaces for interaction.

Posted: March 11, 2019, 5:36 pm
Kevin Roche, Architect Who Melded Bold With Elegant, Dies at 96:
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He created such distinctive works as the Ford Foundation headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, an elegant palazzo of dark metal and glass built around a garden atrium and finished in 1967; the Oakland Museum of California (1968), a museum whose terraced roof functions as a public park; the General Foods headquarters in Rye Brook, N.Y. (1982), a glass version of a grand classical villa; the sprawling headquarters of Union Carbide in Danbury, Conn. (1982), a futuristic machine for parking and working; and the headquarters of the J.P. Morgan Bank on Wall Street (1990), a skyscraper in the form of a classical column. And he put an indelible stamp on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Posted: March 10, 2019, 10:31 pm

I don’t have resources to recommend or provide but I would encourage you to look at the moment in history when it started, along with Modernism, at the early part of the 20th century. I would stay away from what has become for many little more than a decorating style and focus on the things that made Functionalism unique.

Below some projects and architects that could inspire you:

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The Charnel House Erik Gunnar Asplund

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Villa Mairea Alvar Aalto

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Helsinki Olympic Stadium Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti

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Villa Ängbyhöjden No.30 Södra Ängby

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Paradise Restaurant Stockholm Exhibition

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Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) Erik Gunnar Asplund & Sigurd Lewerentz

Posted: March 10, 2019, 10:23 pm
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Posted: March 10, 2019, 9:55 pm

Not enough to provide any real commentary. Below are some examples of his work.

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Black Maria

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Posted: March 10, 2019, 9:54 pm
Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan':

Using lidar, researchers have found that the recently-discovered city, known as Angamuco, was more than double the size of Tzintzuntzan – although probably

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not as densely populated – extending over 26 km2 of ground that was covered by a lava flow thousands of years ago.

The team also found that Angamuco has an unusual layout. Monuments such as pyramids and open plazas are largely concentrated in eight zones around the city’s edges, rather being located in one large city centre. According to Fisher, more than 100,000 people are thought to have lived in Angamuco in its heyday between about 1000AD to 1350AD. “[Its size] would make it the biggest city that we know of right now in western Mexico during this period,” said Fisher.

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Posted: March 9, 2019, 3:27 pm

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