Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Weekend in San Francisco November 2011

Contemporary Jewish Museum - Liebeskind
Seeing a horse in front of this blue metal shard made me think how exotic the urban environment can be.
Contemporary Jewish Museum  - Liebeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum - Liebeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum - Liebeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum (Interior) - Liebeskind
Downtown Big Architecture

Downtown Mini Garden
Yerba Lane

Relaimed Wood

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

PBS: Ant Mega City

Amazing video showing some real master building.  Thanks to PBS.
Watch the video by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Dream Cities

Above is a Google SketchUp model I created for my continuing study on a High Place for Chicago. It is a to-scale 3D model of a section of Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway. A canvas, not blank, ready for more paint.

This High Place is a built thing. It is man-made. It is not only building, but also infrastructure. Also land. Also sculpture.

It is inspiring. It is responsible. It is more than Green.

It breaks boundaries. There is no difference between building and site. There is no difference between zone district and building type.

It is a nod towards built-utopia.

It is social, commercial and spiritual.

Like the inspiring images of Paul Rudolph above and Hugh Ferriss below, High Place for Chicago encourages a place that is more than plain built-environment. It is more than style, nationality, brick and concrete. It is an evolution. It is an idea that ...

... can be very real.