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In the Halls of the Ancients: The Imagined Washington, DC, of Franklin Webster Smith

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A CRANK, BUT ONE OF THE RIGHT KIND

There have been many Washingtons. So many Washingtons. So many more dreams and visions for the city than the one we see today. 19,737 more words

Longform

"Building with biophilia"

Philosopher/mountaineer Damien François interviewed mathematician/ theorist Nikos Salingaros for The Clarion Review. Salingaros’s thinking has inspired much of the writing in this blog. His work has, among many other things, identified some of the neurobiological factors that predispose humans to prefer traditional buildings that convey information that primitive man once required to survive. 362 more words

Architecture

CHANDIGARH REVEALED: LE CORBUSIER'S CITY TODAY | PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY SHAUN FYNN

Almost 60 years since its inception, Shaun Fynn takes his lens deep into the streets of Chandigarh capturing how Le Corbusier’s experiment dwells today in the urban context, in his book Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier’s city today. 970 more words

Library

SwissTech Convention Center

The SwissTech Convention Center is a conference centre on the campus of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The building was designed by the architectural firm Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés of Lausanne. 111 more words

Design

Crashing into looking glass

I’m always on the lookout for evidence of the flaws of modern architecture. So I was pleased to learn through an article in Fortune magazine that employees at Apple’s new round glass spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., keep walking into the walls. 709 more words

Architecture