Category Archives: Architecture

BIM and Risk Management

First off, I’m not a lawyer, but I’ve sat through conferences with many of them, enough to know that the legal liability of an architect is at minimum, daunting, at maximum… well, let’s not (hopefully ever!) go there. A client … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Rundetaarn

Top of my list of fabulous sights in Copenhagen is the Rundetaarn, located in the Latin Quarter of the city. Built between 1637 and 1642, it combines church, library and the earliest known European astronomy observatory into one building complex. … Continue reading

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Living Wall depicts Europe’s blooms

The facade of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen holds a graphic living map of Europe, planted with regional blooms. The living wall is actually a metal frame and grid, supporting a hydroponically irrigated array of felt pockets containing … Continue reading

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Paris by the numbers

As if there wasn’t enough eye candy to devour walking and cycling throughout Parisian neighborhoods, I played a scavenger hunt game with myself – to seek out building numbers. My goal was 1-12, to supplement an upcoming calendar project, but … Continue reading

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Shimmering Salmon

This recent (to me, anyway) addition of brushed stainless steel salmon onto a storefront flanking the North Park Blocks caught my eye not just for the the artwork that is is, but also because it is adhered to the SINGLE … Continue reading

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Ira Keller Fountain

Situated across from the Keller Civic Auditorium in downtown Portland, the Ira Keller Fountain is a full-block sculpture/watergarden.  Originating with a serene, level plaza cut by several thin, submerged streams representing a myriad of natural water ‘conditions’– lazy stream, bubbling … Continue reading

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Over-emphasis on Entasis

Driving past St. Ignatius, my eye was drawn to the ornate column and pilaster details on the facade. Is it just me, or do these corinthian columns look like upright zucchini? The ionic pilasters look particularly swollen, like burgeoning pea … Continue reading

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Locke, California

Located in the primarily agricultural region southwest of Sacramento, Locke was established by Chinese immigrants in 1915, migrating from nearby Walnut Grove after a fire destroyed the Chinatown area.  The town of Locke was leased, settled and established by Yeuhai-speaking … Continue reading

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