Blog: As We See It

  • April 06, 2012

    Have We Passed Peak Sprawl?

    Sprawl has been a dirty word--not to mention a lousy model of land use--for more than 50 years, but that never slowed its inexorable spread.Read More

  • April 04, 2012

    Italian Hill Town Art Installation in Seattle

    Architectural photographer Lara Swimmer and her husband, Seattle-based architect Robert Zimmer, have collaborated with artist Perri Lynch to produce a multi-media study of an Italian hill town. Read More

  • April 04, 2012

    New Ferrari Museum

    There is a new museum in Modena, Italy, dedicated to the work of automotive legend Enzo Ferrari.Read More

  • April 03, 2012

    Foreclosures to Rentals: The Marketplace at Work

    There may well be more elegant, less painful ways to keep houses occupied and roofs over people's heads, but investors buying up foreclosed properties and renting them out will probably play a large role in cycling distressed properties back into the system.Read More

  • March 29, 2012

    More Evidence that the iPad is Changing Your World

    Portable digital devices are changing our lives with amazing speed, and furniture design is running to catch up. Will architecture follow?Read More

  • March 29, 2012

    Lego Architecture

    Downstairs in our living room is a display of architectural models--Fallingwater, the Robie House, the Farnsworth House--all courtesy of one precocious 9-year-old and his generous grandparents.Read More

  • March 29, 2012

    Mapping the Economic Rebound

    Builders and architects have a pretty good sense of business conditions in their market.Read More

  • March 27, 2012

    Paul Rudolph's Disappearing Oeuvre

    Among prominent 20th century architects, Paul Rudolph is the one I find most problematic.Read More

  • March 27, 2012

    The Beauty of Vermont Quarries

    Based on this amazing slideshow of Vermont's marble and granite quarries, the Green Mountain State may have the rest of the country licked in that department. Read More

  • March 23, 2012

    Bouroullec Brothers on Display

    The whimsical, organic furniture of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec has long captivated the design world.Read More

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