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Archive for December, 2008

Architectural Favorites

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_397" align="alignnone" width="203" caption="#9 - The Chrysler Building"][/caption] What are your favorite buildings in the United States? The American Institute of Architects has compiled a pictorial survey of their 150 favorites. Our choices are likely to be based on memories of public buildings. Whereas award-winning houses may not be accessible, ...
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Merry Christmas

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
[caption id="attachment_389" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="(Click to enlarge)"][/caption] Dear Friends, The profession of architecture has a tendency to be overly zealous about building icons, design trends and personalities. In contrast, the Christmas season presents us an opportunity to be inspired and humbled by a miraculous event that took place in a simple manger ...

Your Town – December 22, 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008
Tom Carleton has lined up another group of stimulating guests for this month's installment of the Your Town television (Channel 24) and radio (KNRY 1240AM) program from 5-6 PM on December 22, 2008. Bob Perkins, from the Monterey County Farm Bureau, will talk about current challenges and opportunities inĀ our local agriculture ...
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Living in a pyramid

Monday, December 15th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_357" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Keller Residence: After"][/caption] Bill and Clara Keller are enjoying a distinctive addition to their ranch home on the higher properties along San Benancio Canyon Road. You might describe it as living in a pyramid. TJC designed the floor plan of their new guest room as a square ...
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My Summer Vacation

Monday, December 8th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_341" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dymaxion House"][/caption] Do you remember returning to school in the fall and being asked by your teacher to write an essay on "What I did on my summer vacation?" You should not be surprised that I spent some of my vacation time looking at buildings. While attending ...
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Our Process: Design Sketches

Monday, December 1st, 2008
[caption id="attachment_300" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Sketch by TJC"][/caption] The thought of sketching in ink may conjure up images of feather quill pens and parchment scrolls. In college classes, I was taught to use ink pens on large pads of white paper. We sat on wood easels set in a circle to view ...
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