Blogs by Bruce D. Snider

  • Llighthouses Available, Cheap

    I've been impressed on this visit with how my old hometown, DC, seems to be thriving, and that leads me to reflect on how cities in general will fare in the coming post-recession.

     
  • Legal Basics for Architectural Practice

    At the AIA 2012 National Convention in Washington, D.C., Charles R. Heuer, FAIA, Esq., presented “Did You Get the Owner’s Manual for Your Practice?”

     
  • The Urban Rebound

    I've been impressed on this visit with how my old hometown, DC, seems to be thriving, and that leads me to reflect on how cities in general will fare in the coming post-recession.

     
  • Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

    I'm in DC for the AIA Convention and, it turns out, just in time for a dust-up over Frank Gehry's proposed design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

     
  • Buy a First House or Rent?

    Here's a good give-and-take on whether it's smart for first-time buyers to make their move--or really, really not.

     
  • Monstrum's Amazing Playgrounds

    Danish playground design firm Monstrum performs magic.

     
  • An Inflatable Annex for the Hirshhorn Museum

    Liz Diller's TED Talk on Diller, Scofido + Renfro's inflatable addition to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

     
  • Net-zero Homes for the Aleutian Islands

    If you think designing a truly efficient building for your region is a challenge, try making one work in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

     
  • Pod Houses, With and Without Wheels

    Maybe I'm just nostalgic for the days when my shelter needs were simpler, but I'm fascinated with compact, portable dwelling pods.

     
  • Smart House? How About a Smart City?

    A company called Living PlanIT is building a new city in northern Portugal that will apply computer monitoring and control technology to the task of managing an entire urban environment.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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