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Casa Gilardi by Luis Barragán

Casa Gilardi by Luis Barragán

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“Color isn’t just a surface decoration for Barragán. It’s not an afterthought. It’s foundational to his architecture. His spaces can’t stand alone without the color.” Image courtesy Mark English Architects

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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From Hand to Computer: Drawings for Communication

From Hand to Computer: Drawings for Communication

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Earlier, we showed the power of hand drawings as communication tools. Now, we do the same with CAD – taking it to the next level.

Friday, June 09, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Bernardo Urquieta on Drawing and Design

Bernardo Urquieta on Drawing and Design

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“Is there a right and a wrong in art that applies to everyone? Through sketching and observing, you discover for yourself the environment that surrounds and supports you. You create your own thoughts, your own personal ideas, your own experience, your own rules. I believe that this is the basis of human freedom.”

– Bernardo Urquieta, AIA

Monday, May 22, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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San Francisco in 2100: Best and Worst Case Housing

San Francisco in 2100: Best and Worst Case Housing

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“Architects can help to envision what density could look like. Paris is a lot denser than San Francisco, and yet we’re still willing to travel thousands of miles to enjoy it.”

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Kearstin Dischinger: Policy Planning and Bay Area Housing

Kearstin Dischinger: Policy Planning and Bay Area Housing

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“I see this symposium as an opportunity to engage with architects who care deeply about the area… Policymakers and designers speak different languages, but we both need to engage with the public and with one another… [In San Francisco] our identity is in our diversity. That’s why people want to come here. [And yet] the way we think about housing hasn’t changed in 50 years…”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Riki Nishimura: Bay Area Urban Strategies

Riki Nishimura: Bay Area Urban Strategies

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“We are at a moment of inflection where critical decisions are required for the Bay Area. ‘Home’ to me is more than just a dwelling; it’s where I feel as a citizen that I have responsibilities and opportunities to help shape it into a place that matters.”

Monday, March 13, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Adrianne Steichen: Bay Area Housing Policy

Adrianne Steichen: Bay Area Housing Policy

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“For the first time, residents of San Francisco actually care that other people can’t afford to live here… The recent Federal Administration change is strangely having the effect it wanted to have, namely, disrupting the status quo. [We] should use it as an opportunity to advance conversations on housing in a positive way.”

Friday, March 10, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Johanna Hoffman: Bay Area Housing and Adaptive Urban Design

Johanna Hoffman: Bay Area Housing and Adaptive Urban Design

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“My work – design and planning for climate adaptation – requires a more long-term perspective. Trying to understand our cities by looking farther back into the past and farther in the future, helps us to understand that some of the problems we’re facing now are connected to questions that people have been asking for a very long time. In this way, the challenge of housing in San Francisco presents a valuable opportunity to address the city’s present and future vulnerabilities head-on.”

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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