Buildings and Climate Change: Good Design Can Help

We don’t want to belabor the often-depressing facts on climate change any more than necessary … but it does seem necessary to acknowledge the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change.   Whether or not you’ve read anything about their findings you should be able to pass this pop quiz.  Look, we know no…

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Spooky Architecture: Cemeteries to Welcome the Living

Cemeteries have a compelling history, transforming from unsanitary resting places to picturesque parks, before settling into plain, landscaped lawns, losing not a few bones along the way in the move. Knowing this, we may never look at those subterranean skeleton decorations in quite in the same way again.   Our Tuesday post “Spooky Architecture: Cities…

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A Softer Alternative to Chicago’s Concrete Shoreline

Chicago has just proposed a new 6 acre extension to the shoreline park at Fullerton Avenue  complete with new concrete revetment.  Having recently combed the sand dunes of Indiana’s Lake Michigan shore, we wonder about softer shore styles they might have considered.  Surely concrete barricades aren’t the only strategy for interfacing  between land and water at the city’s edge … maybe…

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