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Today’s Lunchtime Reading: Christopher Alexander v. Peter Eisenman

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Paleo Retiree, a legendary debate between Christopher Alexander (pictured above, left) and Peter Eisenman (right) from 1982 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on traditional v. postmodern architecture. CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: The thing that strikes me about … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: “Whether we like buildings as pure formal objects is another matter, and not of primary significance. What is truly significant is whether architecture creates a place.” Link.

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City Sights: Bikes in Long Beach

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Back here, Paleo Retiree contrasted the asshole bicycle culture of the United States versus the more civilized one in Berlin. This got me thinking about the city I work in, which as I mentioned in the comments, … Continue reading

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Architecture We Love 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As a follow-up to Paleo Retiree’s post, I put together my own montage of multistage entryways from my neighborhood. As you can see, some are more charming and inviting than others. A quote from A Pattern Language: While … Continue reading

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Architecture We Love 1

Paleo Retiree writes: A little tribute to multistage entryways: the sequence of bushes, fences, gates, flowered archways, walkways, stairs, covered spaces, porches, and front doors that, in traditional architecture, help you make the transition from the public world into the … Continue reading

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