San Diego — In a recent issue of HealthExecNews, Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa was awarded the top spot in their list of “the world’s 25 most beautiful hospitals.” [Read more…] about Sharp Hospital Named ‘World’s Most Beautiful’
San Diego – This week, Pauly de Bartolo and Ivan Rimanic, founding principals of de Bartolo + Rimanic Design Studio, sit down to re-imagine Paradise.
A precious gift of our open society is the free exchange of ideas. With the help of designers, ideas become imagery. With political will and financial impetus, imagery becomes reality. [Read more…] about Part II – The invisible city: re-imagining Paradise
San Diego – Two weeks ago on January 18, the tenth grade math students at High Tech High International (HTHI) had their “Parade of Homes” exhibition, led by their instructor, Laura Webb. [Read more…] about HTHI Sophomores use Architecture for “Parade of Homes” Math Exhibition
To anyone interested in what’s going on around us I’d like to offer the evident — not very profound but a word on the here and now. Of course I have to give it a new name…to be profound. But don’t let the title fool you. There is absolutely nothing new to be said. Singularity as defined by Merriam-Webster: 1. something that is singular; as a: a separate unit b: unusual or distinctive manner or behavior; peculiarity 2. the quality or state of being singular. [Read more…] about Singularity
Great appreciation for the approach/ design concept and it’s use of the environment that it sits in. Plus very practical in the sense of NYC being hot in the Summer, creating relief for dwellers to take a dip and cool off. The video is self explanatory. While I don’t believe it will happen or ever be created, I like the idea and the dialog it can create to “think outside the box” with concepts and ideas. (Click on image for video and more details on www.Kickstarter.com) [Read more…] about Swimming Pool in NYC River? Forward thinking idea!!!!!
Turn the freeways into solar collectors and at the same time mitigate noise, pollution, blight, and open space encroachment. This is a fascinating idea from architect Måns Tham of Sweden. He also proposes that the solar canopy capture auto exhaust for feeding algae ponds to create bio fuel. While it seems at first glance to be ‘pie in the sky,’ upon further reflection it may not be so far fetched. It could help resolve the controversy regarding solar arrays in the desert and possible effects on fauna such as the desert tortoise. Freeways typically involve vast sun exposed stretches of real estate that would seem ideally suited for solar panels. Read more on the architect’s blog.
Edited by John Cary and Public Architecture
Book Design by Pentagram
Published by Metropolis Books
?I received a courtesy copy of this book and yes it was a beautiful feeling to see my name in the ‘acknowledgments’ for the book. What’s more beautiful is to contribute a 1% of your workday to help someone so that you feel good for the other 99% of the time.
Based on this simple concept of contributing just 1% of your service for a good cause, Public Architecture started ‘the1%’ program in 2005. Today it’s even shaped itself into a book. This book goes a long way with its inspiring and successful stories of people that believe in doing public good.
I had the privilege of being granted a tour of the much anticipated new Thomas Jefferson School of Law (“TJSL”) building. For months, this building has tantalized the downtown community, first shrouded by scaffolding fabric, then with its gleaming modern glass and chevron roof. It sits on the former site of the downtown detox center on 11th & Island Avenues, where drunks from all over the county would be processed and let loose downtown to find their own way home. The site is on the edge of the East Village’s Ball Park district, surrounded by new residential condominiums but still near the pioneering edge of redevelopment. By infusing the area with collegiate activity, it promises to be a strong catalyst for further redevelopment. [Read more…] about New Thomas Jefferson School of Law Nearing Completion
very cool Blog that did a piece on architects that do design/build products. Want to recognize local San Diego contributor Jonathan Segal. He is in incredible company on this short list of 5 architects. Jonathan’s architecture and developments have created a quality footprint in the our urban city neighborhoods. worth a read. Click here.