Brief reviews of three books: Leadville, Concrete Island, and The Architecture of Happiness.
Recent books: “194x” by Andrew Shanken and “Militant Modernism” by Owen Hatherley
Review of two books that cover early 20th century modernism from different viewpoints- Andrew Shanken’s 194x and Owen Hatherley’s Militant Modernism.
My team from David Baker + Partners and Fletcher Studio won Urban ReVision Dallas!
We won! You can read all of the details here: https://www.urbanrevision.com/ReVision-DALLAS-Results We’ll have https://onhealthy.net more info posted soon,along with the rest of our images. Congrats to the other two winners and everyone else that entered.
The evils of vinyl siding.
William Kentridge, J. Mayer H., and Simon Ungers at SFMoMA
There is a lot going on at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art right now, here’s a brief synopsis of a few of the shows. The William Kentridge show on the 4th floor was great, but I would probably have to budget most of a day to really see all of the work. Much… Continue reading William Kentridge, J. Mayer H., and Simon Ungers at SFMoMA
Detroit, the recession and architecture
Things are a mess, and architecture will need to find a new path as we sort out our economic train wreck.
Selling jeans with architecture
Selling jeans with architecture, originally uploaded by mark.hogan. Philip Johnson’s Glass House fills the background of this https://tadalafiltablets.net billboard in San Francisco’s Union Square.
Across an Inland Sea: reading a book that starts in the place you know best
Update: I am deeply saddened to have discovered that Nicholas Howe died of Leukemia nearly two years ago. I guess I won’t be meeting him any time soon after all. I just finished a great book that I stumbled upon by accident while browsing at William Stout Architectural Books last weekend. It’s by UC Berkeley… Continue reading Across an Inland Sea: reading a book that starts in the place you know best
Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo; damp, moldy houses cause depression
Before I write about the two Wright houses I visited, I have to share this news article. Thanks to some groundbreaking research, it has been determined (scientifically) that Damp, Moldy Houses Cause Depression! Okay, to be accurate, they “MAY” cause depression. I don’t think I needed the American Journal of Public Health to tell me… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo; damp, moldy houses cause depression
Markasaurus is Out of Town: Graycliff, dinosaurs and more
Plastic Dinosaur Flower Planter, Derby NY I’m going to be out of town for the next few days, so I won’t be posting much. I am visiting my family in Buffalo. I’ve been to two different Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the last two days which I’ll post about when I get back. Here are… Continue reading Markasaurus is Out of Town: Graycliff, dinosaurs and more