Category Archives: Architecture

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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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Le Château Frontenac, Quebec, designed by Bruce Price. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley, California. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour: The Hallenhaus House Barn

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Once found in a wide arc right across the eastern Netherlands and northern Germany, the Hallenhaus is a form of wood-frame house barn that contained, under one roof, living quarters, stables, and crop store. It was in the … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Downtown L.A.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The intersection of Hill and Third in downtown Los Angeles, 1919 v. 2014. The concrete structure on the left is the parking lot for the Grand Central Market. Click on the image to enlarge.

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