Category Archives: Architecture

Now Streaming on Netflix

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, which I wrote about here, is now available on Netflix Instant.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Microsoft’s Bing may be the redheaded stepchild of search engines, but each day they feature a new desktop wallpaper that you can download. Some of them look like stills from Architecture Without Architects, which I wrote about here.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: New Town Hall in Hannover, Germany. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Who Needs Architects?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A few weeks ago, inspired by the book Buildings Without Architects, I put together a number posts about vernacular architecture. That book was no doubt inspired by another, Bernard Rudofsky’s Architecture Without Architects. Have any of you read it? I … Continue reading

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“The Human Scale” (2012)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I thought this documentary, an introduction to the theory and work of Danish urbanist Jan Gehl, was OK. Gehl’s thesis, which hardly seems remarkable but goes to show the state we’re in, is that public spaces are more … Continue reading

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