Wrapped Reichstag

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95 Photo: Wolfgang Volz  © 1995 Christo  Was reading an article online that referenced this art installation Wrapped Reichstag, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude from 1995. I'd never heard of it so searched it up. I find the studies and models leading up to the installation fascinating. It's impressive how in the [...]

Carl Sagan, Soothsayer

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest [...]

Architects Should Wield Their Power for Sustainable Spec

In an article over at DeZeen, Christine Murray makes the argument that "It's time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics," or as she goes on to elaborate, over business relationships and patronage. I couldn't agree more. Yet architects are lazy and unprofessional when it comes to material selection. A major survey by the AIA [...]