Why shouldn't dogs have options for wonderful spaces in the home. This article features some clever and attractive items for dogs to use within the home.
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This is one portion of a case study looking at personal infrastructure. As a human sharing space with two dachshunds, it amazes me how much of my life and how much of my home is dedicated to them.
The Piazza d’Italia was both acclaimed and reviled by critics. Ten years later, Charles Moore acknowledged both his supporters and detractors, feeling that both the amount and ferocity of the debate indicated the importance of the subject. This is the essence of the paradigm shift initiated by Postmodernism. With its use of historical elements and ornament in a distorted or playful way, Postmodernism resembles a Mannerist style more than a defined movement. Its exaggerated approach demands response and invites discussion. This shift has had an enduring impact in architecture.Read More
"Practised in China for over 6,000 years, feng shui has played a significant role in shaping the country’s architecture. Despite attempted suppression during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, feng shui has not only remained prominent in its country of origin, but has become well known across the Western world too."
In the Branded Environments class, we were to explored a branded environment that was not focused on the sales of goods or services. The instructor loosely defined a branded environment as an experiential design, with intent to manipulate (not necessarily in a bad way). In my mind, the prototype of that definition would be a church. Fortunately, I have a Gothic church right across the street.
The London Guarantee and Accident Building, at 360 N. Michigan Avenue sits at a location of both historic significance and contemporary relevance in Chicago. The modern history of the site starts in 1803, with the erection of Fort Dearborn. Two iterations of Fort Dearborn have stood at the site, originally serving as home for a major part of the western defense for the United States. With the development of the city, the site gained prominence as the intersection between one of the major geographic elements, the Chicago River, and one of the most famous streets, Michigan Avenue. The current building was built from 1922 to 1923 under the direction of architect Alfred Alschuler. Originally the American headquarters of the Britain based London Guarantee and Accident insurance company, the building has subsequently been called the Stone Container Building and the Crain Communications Building. The building features many classical elements, tying it strongly to the Beaux-Arts style popular in the United States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
This analysis discusses the classical elements found on the building and analyzes the success of implementing classical design in an early skyscraper.
These days, I find myself daydreaming about space... be it my most recent project, my home, my next home, or my next vacation.
Daydreaming is not new to me. It is rare that my head and my body are in the same place. When my mind is not buried deep in a book, it is usually somewhere in the clouds. I daydream as I walk down the street, as I ride the bus, as I go from place to place at work. Often it gets me into trouble. I miss my bus stop and get off the elevator on the wrong floor. I trip over the pavement and run into things. However, I would hate to miss all the wonderful images and thoughts.