Posts Tagged ‘ architecture ’

Excellence in Architectural Glass

May 24th, 2019

Wherever you are in the world, you can probably find yourself in the nearby vicinity of some great architecture. I know that I like to look for unique details on buildings, especially older buildings. It’s often these features that make the building stand out. Speaking on a personal note, whenever glass is involved that makes […]

Never too Old to Learn

Feb 28th, 2019

I think the question “how was your day?” is probably one of the worst ones to ask a child. Why? Because probably a good 95 percent of the time the answer is “Good.” In the case of my own child, I’ve started to move away from these simple, one-word-answer questions, and have started to ask […]

New York State of Mind

Oct 26th, 2017

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree that New York is one of the best cities for architecture. Just look at some of the impressive buildings—from the classic art deco designs of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building to the modern aesthetics of the Hearst Tower’s diagrid façade and the […]

A New Kind of Revolution

Aug 31st, 2017

There’s a lot from the 1980s I hope doesn’t make a comeback. I can do without the big shoulder pads and the overabundance of Miami Vice-esque everything, from the clothes to the hairstyles to that beachy-white-pastel décor. Please, stay gone. But, on the other hand, I think the 1980s brought us some of the best […]

Block by Block

Jan 27th, 2017

This is not my first blog about LEGOs. As I’ve written before, my son is a LEGO aficionado. We’ve gone from Duplos (the big, chunky LEGOs) to the “starter” sets (fewer than 50 pieces or so) to the recently completed 1,156-piece Indominus Rex Jurassic World set. I was honored to help my son build this […]

Healthy Measures: Glass Provides Views, Comfort to Cancer Center Patients, Staff

Mar 1st, 2016

Natural light pours into the glazed, two-story lobby of the St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Ore., as well as the floor-to-ceiling windows on the perimeter. Designed by ZGF Architects LLP, the project features Guardian Industries Corp.’s high performance SunGuard AG 50 low-E coating on clear glass. The glazing was used to help reduce glare […]

Glass Talk

Feb 25th, 2016

If BIG architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann’s BEC Conference presentation shows anything, it’s that a lot can change in five years–the Danish firm’s work in particular. The first time I heard Kai-Uwe speak was in 2011. At the time, he said only about 10 percent of the projects they’d designed actually got built. Based on the presentation […]

2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Awarded to Bierman Henket Architecten and Wessel De Jonge Architecten

Oct 20th, 2010

Bonnie Burnham, president, World Monuments Fund (WMF), announced that WMF awarded its 2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize to Bierman Henket architecten and Wessel de Jonge architecten, leading practitioners in the restoration of modern buildings, for their “technically and programmatically exemplary” restoration of the Zonnestraal Sanatorium (designed 1926-28; completed 1931), a concrete, glass and steel […]

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