Red Tape Tube Architecture – A brief manifesto on why there is no progressive architecture in Seattle

  Tantilizing bait latches onto people’s ambitious side, whether ambition be the forefront of that mind or deeply concealed and protected. Ambition deep down, ambition bottoms up. Either feed the drive. Side drive. Seattle drive. Together pulled into an urban hustle, but with the promise of endless wilderness exploration. The first paradox, Urban Escape. The only thing not in delicate peril is…

Lack of detail or de-cluttering the clutter?

In architecture, details are a dead give away to what’s vogue. Rococo details are lavish, no expense spared. Beaux Arts details are characterized by overstatement. Modern architectural details reveal the structure as something beautiful in its utilitarianism and efficiency because detailing was for the bourgeoisie. A moniker of architecture today that floats around is the absence of details. Leading architects seem to…

Peeling back and opening up

Many projects that have a giant impact on our current human condition use transparency, a physical implication that is meant to represent openness. Millennials value openness as one of the pillars of our social and demographic makeup, along with trusting our friends and, even though we have been labeled self-absorbed, being socially consciousness. For architecture…