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Two Lloyd Wrights

Frank Lloyd Wright has always been one of my all-time favorite architects. Having lived in the Chicago area, I certainly saw my fair share of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and have even toured a few over the years.  Last night … Continue reading

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Details, details, details

From time to time, I stumble across a little design gem where the more you look, the more you see. Such was the case last week while on a tour showcasing construction and art works throughout San Francisco that were … Continue reading

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Jazzy Tiles at SFJazz

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of three of San Francisco’s performing arts venues – the War Memorial Opera house, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall and SFJazz Center. All three are venues where you can go to see … Continue reading

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Making Good on Victorian Style

One of the basic tenets of good kitchen and bath design is the use of repetition.  For example, if I use an arch over a doorway, I am likely to repeat the same arched shape in a hood surround or … Continue reading

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Where to Place the Kitchen?

Coming of age in the Chicago area, I was highly exposed to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. I am a huge fan of his sense of space and the way he created hallways that were small so they could … Continue reading

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Introducing the Foundation

The ‘foundation’ is the structure at the base of another structure that takes the weight of everything above it and distributes it across the ground upon which the structure is built. Often the type of soil and the environment will … Continue reading

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Architectural Details

So how did you do in finding keystones in use around your neighborhood? I made a mental note to look for myself when I was out for a bicycle ride yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and we went … Continue reading

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Introducing the Keystone

In the field of design and architecture, we often use keystones. Here is a photo I took years ago in Rome of the Arch of Constantine in the Forum. It is a beautiful example of a keystone at the top … Continue reading

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