BIM Adoption: is it as prevalent as ‘they’ say? I have written about BIM adoption in this space in 2014, dispelling bunkum that media spins about BIM adoption in the construction industry. In that same paper, I lampooned doctored surveys and questionnaires that purported to back up the survey findings....Read more
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“General notes aren’t always intended to inform. dg Architects like to believe that their blueprints are caveat emptor: that a contractor is on the hook to pay obeisance to any detail or general notes, no matter how absurd, once he signs on the dotted line. This phenomenon of misinformation is...Read more
“an owner representative intends to represent the owner’s best interests: isn’t that supposed to be the AIA architect’s responsibility? The often adversarial relationship between American architects and residential contractors has its roots as far back as the Civil War. As the following recalls, it was somewhat a question of markets-share,...Read more
This stunning aerie, by Japanese studio Kidosaki Architects, recently erected in Yatsugatake, Japan, resolves interwoven approaches of the minimalist and Modernist, while integrating the wrap around sight-lines of the surrounding mountainside. Two angled beams support a graceful cantilever of sleek lines and angles, accentuated by the graceful cantilevers of the...Read more
Subtle serenity in the Subway? “Hard to believe that these are all subway stations. The German photographer Nick Frank is well known for his stunning shots of urban architecture and I have already published some of his work on WE AND THE COLOR in the past. The selected images are part of...Read more