Thumbing the office copy of Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language recently, I was struck by how many of his ideas center on the idea of diversity in design. Alexander argues against homogeneity at every scale, from that of room furnishings to the design of cities. He’s so right. Our homes, offices, public places and urban landscapes all…
This post salutes Luis Barragan, an influential Mexican Modernist who dared to create an emotional architecture.
This style is neither well known, nor wide spread, but you’ll know it when you see it! Today: Googie architecture.
You can now turn off your lights, dial up the heat, and make sure your house is locked … all at the touch of a button. What makes a modern smart home?
Don’t despair: you can stay warm this winter even while you save energy. Here’s the secret formula!
When you spot one of the quaint Carnegie libraries that linger around America’s towns and cities, do you see them as a vision of great future library design? If not, you should.
This is one great solution that we like to suggest nearly everywhere. There is so much to love about wall hung toilets that we have to think really hard before specifying anything else. Here’s why!
For New Year’s Eve, consider the sum of our lives – an afterlife spent re-visiting all the moments of life re-sorted according to type.
Moss has been a proponent of BRT over the last few years despite its many setbacks in Chicago and we are excited to see how the first phase – the Loop Link starts to shift the transit landscape as it gets under way. What is Loop Link? Per the city’s own BRT website, Loop Link is:…
What’s your favorite building of the Star Wars galaxy? Cast a vote for one of these or tell us why another is the best.
Nearly every building ends up in the landfill eventually. Designers need to challenge ourselves not just to reuse materials but make sure they are reusable.
Four days into the Paris Climate Talks, other news has already pushed this earth shaking topic below the fold on the NYTimes front page and off the top of the NPR hourly talk items. We understand. Climate change is not fun, and it’s not sexy. But it is UTTERLY IMPORTANT. Maybe some simple, effective graphics can…