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Why an Architect?

Subtitled: Plan Book vs. Draftsman vs. Contractor vs. Architect There are very few of us who undertake any building project without some planning. We try and figure out what we need, how it’s going to be put together and how much it’s going to cost us. For some...

Recommended: American House Styles

There’s a lot of confusion about different styles. John Milnes Baker has put together a great book that describes the major styles. He takes a “standard” floor plan and adapts it to fit the style of the house. The plan is as much a part of the style...

amateur effort at alt.architcture

The alt.architecture newsgroup (which can be found through Google Groups, if you really want to) is an interesting bunch. generic cialis There are a few regulars who do their best to scare new posters away. For the most part, they mean well…it’s just that...

Spirit of Place

It wasn’t until I walked into the Utah Veteran’s Memorial when I was in my twenties that I became conscious of the Spirit of Place. I vaguely remember the feeling being somewhat familiar suggesting that while this was the first time the sensation was strong enough to...

Everything to Everyone

Well, this is my first plan review post. Let me just say that I think this is going to be fun. While it would be easy to just say, “Everything is crap unless it looks like it belongs on the cover of Architectural Record,” and gain the appreciation of the...