sunday morsel

O.K., It’s the weekend and beautiful outside and I’m inside, working, what the f…heck. So I thought I would share a tasty morsel from Mr. Alto that seemed appropriate on a Sunday afternoon…

“Though solving the problem of architecture involves a crucial process of humanization, architecture is faced with the old problem of monumentalism and form just as it always was. All attempts to eliminate it would be as fruitless as an effort to eliminate the idea of heaven from religion. 

Though we know that man, poor thing, is not likely to be saved whatever we try to do, the main duty of the architect is to humanize the machine age. However, this must be done without scorning form.

Form is a mystery which eludes definition but makes man feel good in a way quite unlike social aid.”

Between Humanism and Materialism 

Lecture to the Architects’ Association of Vienna, 1955


And so does James Brown…I FEEL GOOD!


Wolfe Den Deck, Details + Shadows

We’ve had some beautiful days of light this last week even if or possibly because of the high cedar pollen count. Some of us are suffering mightily! I managed to drag myself to the job site and snap a few shots in between sneezing and snorting and just generally trying to breath.

I’ve read that J. Frank Dobie’s cure for Cedar fever was to leave town during the season. I think he got it right.

Here are the images…

And that’s all for now, I’m going to take my homeopathy.

Dun Laoghaire Raises its Head…

…and we raised a Lagavulin or three…maybe that’s why we didn’t get into the final selection, we were drinking Scotch instead of Irish wiskey.

You might recall the Dun Laoghaire Library competition. Well, here are a couple of images of it that one of my cohorts on the project , Jett Butler, Foda Studio, whipped up to use in his inspiring presentation at the TSA convention a couple of months ago.

whip it good!