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
I used an abstract form developed as part of a lofting/time-lapse exercise in Rhino to inspire design of a more concrete construct.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.
By happenstance, each condo I have bought in Chicago has been across from a major church. When I lived in Lakeview, Our Lady of Mount Carmel was across the alley. In Uptown, I was across the street from St. Mary of the Lake. We currently are across the street from St. Ita's, which is our view from our bedroom and living room windows.
This was from my History of Decorative Arts Class. After researching about a particular Tiffany Lamp, I was to build a room based on the period from when the lamp was designed. A Tiffany Lamp was equally appropriate in an Arts and Crafts room or a Art Nouveau one....I chose the former.
Tiffany lamps remain a success because of both the design and the craftsmanship. While clearly a product of the Art Nouveau, the integration of lampshade and base and the use of harmonious colors make the designs enduringly popularRead More