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Konsumstuhl Nr. 14

Michael Thonet was a German Austrian cabinet maker whose famous work is aesthetically part of our lives today.  His design was groundbreaking in 1859, a chair known as Konsumstuhl Nr. 203 more words

Interior

Light Fixture Design

Wall-hung light fixture 

balsa wood, Japanese paper, hinges

 

Sustainable Design

Unmobile Home: Humor but No Joke

My Dream Home?

Would it be believable if I said this is my dream home?  Ok, maybe not.  It does though display several key elements which are the stuff of my particular architectural fantasy.  472 more words

Architectural Criticism

Getting ready for a show! - Urban Air Market, Dogpatch (Aug. 17)

Urban Air Market is in Dogpatch (Esprit Park) on Sunday in SF and that means that there’s been an additional buzz of excitement chez .retool. We’re excited to present a few new items, some of which are pictured here to whet your appetite! 152 more words

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After Six Years, Harvard Art Museums’ Renzo Piano Home Is Nearly Ready: A Peek Inside

Curators at the Harvard Art Museums are spending the summer installing works in the new Renzo Piano-designed building for its November 16 opening.

http://www.artnews.com/2014/08/06/veritas-after-six-years-harvard-art-museums-renzo-piano-home-is-nearly-ready-a-peek-inside/

       RENOVATION… 209 more words

The AIA 2030 Commitment: The Whole World is Watching

One of the hardest things about the AIA 2030 Commitment is just keeping the faith. After getting your architectural firm to sign up, completing three or four years of reporting and enduring as many setbacks as improvements, sometimes you want to put your head down and just do your work. 543 more words

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