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My Story – My Architectural Past, Present and Future
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So, with all the discussion online about architects as storytellers and adding the architects’ voice to our society’s narrative, I thought I’d add my own story to the mix. As you know from my blurb on the hopeworksdesign about page, I used to be an architect. I guess I should be a bit more specific and…

PJHM Architects has a secret to share
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Check out PJHM Architects lovely holiday video! Great way to get into the spirit of things! And it looks like it was such fun to make.  ]]>

First Fridays at RAMSA
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Tonight is First Fridays – an event for The Architectural League of NY members -, Hopeworksdesign will be joining Robert A.M. Stern Architects at its office for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. RAMSA is a 250-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff with international…

The Shelf-Pod is my dream house…maybe
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photo credit: © Shinichi Watanabe A house comprised of bookshelves! My dream come true. Well, the ‘Shelf-Pod’ isn’t actually a house but a study facility but it is comprised of bookshelves. Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio created a private study facility in Osaka, Japan to house the clients’ impressive collection of Islamic history books. They designed…

Are You on the ArchitectMap?
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Have you heard of the ArchitectMap? Created by Mark Schumann and Su Butcher, its a great new app that provides the A/E/C community with shared content and connection to members around the world. The app is free for download and was recently accepted into the Apple app store so you can download it to your…

Architect Scott Ballard Designs His Block
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  bomar residence designed by scott ballard image from mikeortega.com So, I was reading Design Bureau mag and saw a cool little article on Architect Scott Ballard. He has redesigned six homes on his residential block. Its a great case for design speaking for itself. After he redesigned his own home, his neighbors asked for a…

Go BIG or go home
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BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) won the ski resort competition in Lapland. It looks amazing! You can ski off the roof!  “BIG proposes to create a series of buildings that radiate out from a central square and whose ends touch the ground to create four freestanding buildings that each provide access to the roof and allow…

Architecture and the People
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A Brooklyn architecture firm, nARCHITECTS, created an amazing bamboo pavilion in Taiwan. I found out about it from this article. While the structure is beautiful and has a powerful eco message, what struck me the most was the integral involvement of the Amis tribe with this work and the new legacy of building techniques they…