Monthly Archives: February 2011

Aurora bridge suicide-prevention fence: All in how you look at it

This morning on my bus commute, I assessed the newly completed suicide-prevention fence on the Aurora bridge. How’d it turn out? Depends on your perspective. Aurora bridge lit up. Enhanced photo by Kenji Tachibana. It isn’t so bad if you’re … Continue reading

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More condo design points

Before running off to a Super Bowl thing, I thought I’d share a few ideas about….the ease of entering/exiting residential buildings! (Channeling Steve Martin and the free oven mitt.) A lot of this is criticism of my own building. As a preface, I … Continue reading

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An architect slams architecture-speak

Architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski writes in Slate about the “ridiculous way architects talk.” Here is the item. Photo courtesy of

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