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Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Leonard May, architect’s career includes overseas relief and rebuilding work

Leonard May, architect’s career includes overseas relief and rebuilding work

Council candidate Leonard May enjoys rock climbing in his free time (photo courtesy Leonard May) When Leonard May turned 40, he sold his house, car, closed down his architecture business, and, with his wife, moved to Africa. May, 59, a [...]

City Journal | American Architecture’s Classical Revival

City Journal | American Architecture’s Classical Revival

"Why, in 2015, would anyone want to build a classical building? The answer: to reconnect present-day architecture and city building with American political ideals, history, and culture. This impulse, more common today than in several generations, [...]

WATCH: How to Make an Attractive City

WATCH: How to Make an Attractive City

"If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to." Joseph Campbell  

The Guardian | If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

The Guardian | If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

“'The thing that’s stuck with me was Le Corbusier’s idea that everyone should work to a human scale, which you can’t really argue with – but the figure he used to show how this worked was six feet tall! Generally speaking women are [...]

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

"Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, 'smart growth' city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate? ... We show these neighborhoods because we know people will like them and, we believe, [...]

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

“It sometimes feels as if cities like Paris and Venice have been coated with formaldehyde and turned into museums. The old formulas of ‘respecting context’ won’t work. We must create a new context and puncture past beauty with raw, powerful [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

Response to PLAN-Boulder on Boards and Commissions

Response to PLAN-Boulder on Boards and Commissions

Letter to Boulder City Council sent on March 2, 2012 (In the Blue Line web site) I read the recent letter from PLAN-Boulder County Board of Directors addressed to the Mayor and the Boulder City Council suggesting that city boards and commissions [...]

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

"Imposing, impersonal buildings that bear no resemblance to their communities are off-putting. Traditional architecture draws people to its harmonious, human scale. Local, natural materials not only protect our environment, but connect us to it. And [...]

Wired Science | Need to Create? Get a Constraint

Wired Science | Need to Create? Get a Constraint

"One of the many paradoxes of human creativity is that it seems to benefit from constraints. Although we imagine the imagination as requiring total freedom, the reality of the creative process is that it’s often entangled with strict conventions [...]

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