Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer

Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer An interesting meditation on patterns of pre-industrial production and sustainability in Japan. Here is a snippet: …The final conversation was about microclimates. Master Nishioka was describing to me how important it was to match a tree to its structural use in the building, based on where on […]

And in boomtowns like Phoenix and Tampa, developers with an eye more to profit than market realities far surpassed any realistic demand for housing. The result? Rampant foreclosures, thousands of abandoned homes and even streets, and acres of excavated land awaiting stalled-out projects that won’t get built. How do we design and build to accommodate […]