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Steven Miller: The Next Big Thing

Steven Miller: The Next Big Thing

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“There’s an assumption of durability for architecture. Interior design is more temporal, focusing on subliminal cues in the built environment. It’s not about following a formula. Rigor isn’t clear unless it’s opposing chaos. Anything can be beautiful – in the right hands.”

Monday, October 29, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Earthen Construction as Earthquake Relief: A Case Study in Rebuilding a Rural Nepali Community

Earthen Construction as Earthquake Relief: A Case Study in Rebuilding a Rural Nepali Community

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“We could never have understood local needs without growing closer to the villagers themselves. Over time, they gave us insight into the most pressing issues of their community. This interplay of local and foreign knowledge was one of the most important aspects of the recovery process.”

– Oliver Atwood

Sunday, October 21, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Why is Art Better than Tech?

Why is Art Better than Tech?

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Could art help people to act as “disruptive innovators” and “agents of change” in a different kind of way? Gary Hutton: “Any fool with enough money can buy a Ferrari.”

(Photo: Matthew Millman)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Gary Hutton: Becoming an Art Collector

Gary Hutton: Becoming an Art Collector

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“Start by educating yourself. Art should make you think, shake you up, see the world differently. Building the next great widget is a laudable task… But art speaks to the soul rather than the pocketbook.”

(Photo: Matthew Millman)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Alan Tse: Adaptive Modernism

Alan Tse: Adaptive Modernism

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“My first valuable opportunity for a signature 11-story high-rise condominium building was shattered by all 7 Planning Commissioners… 672 hours later, I transformed from a egotistic architectural designer into a humble-minded individual getting a career-long lesson.”

(Image courtesy Alan Tse)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Sonja Trauss: Pro-Housing SF Candidate Advocates for Affordability

Sonja Trauss: Pro-Housing SF Candidate Advocates for Affordability

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“San Francisco’s old guard wants to keep you out by preventing you from finding housing, which is driving rents sky-high. Why would you want to vote for them?”

Tuesday, August 22, 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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Craig Hamburg: Developer, Citizen, Urbanist

Craig Hamburg: Developer, Citizen, Urbanist

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“I’m disappointed that housing is so often treated strictly as a commodity… Designs should be impactful, not relying on cheap materials or bloated buildings. Developers aren’t the same as speculators. Developers are in it for the long-term…

“Context matters, too. My vision for San Francisco is to have great public transportation with higher density around the transit hubs, and get more cars off the road.”

(Photo: 400 Grove St., San Francisco by DDG, design by Fougeron Architecture)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | | Add a Comment

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David Baker Architects: Affordable Housing, Slower Streets

David Baker Architects: Affordable Housing, Slower Streets

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Architects David Baker and Amit Price Patel discuss ways to make city housing and city living more effective, livable, and inclusive. For example, Lakeside Senior Apartments integrates low-income, formerly homeless, and special-needs seniors in a new 92-unit building in Oakland, California. (Photo: Bruce Damonte)

Monday, September 19, 2016 | | Add a Comment

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