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Archive for June, 2009

The Entrance

Monday, June 29th, 2009
Architecture: Form, Space & Order by Francis D. K. Ching (published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY) is a favored book. His beautiful pencil illustrations of historic and modern architecture make the book a worthwhile selection.  And his analysis of design principles is just inspiring. For example, Ching has pages about ...
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Your Town – June 22, 2009

Friday, June 19th, 2009
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  June 22nd, 2009. Dennis Hodgin will discuss modern architecture on the central coast and free guides available  from the Monterey Bay ...
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Outdoor Living

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_650" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Outdoor Living"][/caption] Outdoor patios are a unique feature in the benign California climate. Even with our cool summer evenings on the Central Coast, a patio can be used all year long. A patio becomes a functional and pleasant expansion of living space. A patio can: provide pleasant views ...
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New Life for a New Building

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_633" align="alignnone" width="213" caption="New Life"][/caption] Buildings have life cycles. A structure may be designed for the original client, but altered to fit the needs of subsequent occupants. For 601 E. Franklin St. in Monterey, TJC designed a unique building to merge a car dealership's prototype with the city's regulations. The dealership ...

Creative Fuel

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
My favorite aspect of architecture, and design in general, is creativity. A new emphasis on green design and high tech materials has spawned a slew of inspiring ideas. I have collected some examples that range from weird to genius, but all are creative. Grow your Carpet with Moss Ceiling Fans with Aerospace ...
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