Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house screened-in porch. Image by cliff1066™ @ flickr.
Frank Lloyd Left
Frank Lloyd Left is the reason I became an architect!
Architecture student presentations
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about presentations and how to make them better. 7 words said many ways. Proper Prior Planning (or Persistent Planning and Preparation) Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Image by kevin dooley @ flickr. Said another way, PRACTICE!
Wingspread chimney, Frank Lloyd Wright. Image by puroticorico @ flickr.
That’s what I’m talkin about. Sweet cantilever. Wingspread, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939, Wind Point, Wisconsin. Image by Payton Chung @ flickr.
This is the iconic image of the golden rectangle and as evidenced in the sunflower. Sunflower by whitepebbles @ flickr. Rectangle of the whirling squares overly by me.
the golden ratio
Notice. The hand fits relatively well into the golden rectangle as do individual fingers on the divisions. Some of the divisions and spiraling axis also fall at joints and fingertips. Pretty cool.
It was worth a try.
Sometimes the stuff that goes on architecture is way cooler than the building. Image by ell brown @ flickr.
Traditional window juxtaposed with non-traditional fenestration. Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect. Image by seier+seier @ flickr.
A very nice, subtle color gradient. Image by rduta @ flickr.
Vegas is patterns
Las Vegas is patterns. Gambling, prostitution, wealth, poverty, alcoholism, smoking, drug abuse, love, hate, passion, jealousy, and the list goes on. Right or wrong, good and bad, life is about patterns. A pattern from a Vegas hotel wall. Image by mediafury @ flickr.
Singapore. Great pics @ Philippe Put flickr.
Hmmm? Sometimes architecture could be anything if you didn’t know it was architecture. The photographer recommends “play with your scroll bar” to see what happens! Image by John Picken @ flickr.
Architects use repetition to get the point across. Piazza San Marco, Venice Italy. Image by NemesisDesign @ flickr.
Concrete and gravity. Image by Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden @ flickr.
The Golden Spiral
Golden Rectangle by Egyptians. Spiral stair Tomar, Portugal. Image by Jsome1 @ flickr. The two married in one image - me.
Red New York
Red New York. Image by Spigoo @ flickr.
Look closely. It’s beautiful. Theodore Link. German-American architect. Westmoreland Place, St Louis, 1891. Designed by Theodore Link. Image by Reading Tom @ flickr.
Oporto, Rem and the Douro
Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal by Rem Koolhaas. There is a lot of great modern work (and magnificent traditional work) in that city. Oporto (or Porto) is the second largest city in Portugal. I lived there in a small apt. on the Douro River. If you ever have a chance to visit, wonderful people and beautiful architecture. Image by LeonL @ flickr. The Douro Bridge. Image by frestivo @...