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The Impact of a Good Read

Posted by Author on March 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

A few months back, I made time to read Peter Wohlleben's widely lauded book The Hidden Life of Trees. The author, a practicing forester in the woodlands of Germany's Eifel mountains, offers a refreshing, observations-based narrative of trees, forests, and their invisible tangle of complex relationships.


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Design at the Downspout

Posted by Author on October 31, 2018 at 9:10 PM


The moment rain touches down on a typical building, mankind has fundamentally altered the natural water cycle of a site. Our roofs are successful at creating dry living spaces inside, but by sheltering from precipitation, rooftops incidentally collect and concentrate stormwater. For most buildings in the United States, a storm promises a gatherin...

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The Parc in Use

Posted by Author on July 29, 2018 at 6:20 PM



Image: Daniel Vorndran


With the high drama of waterfalls, craggy bluffs, and a cliff-top temple, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont could be confused with a theme park. Perhaps the artificial rock ...

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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Posted by Author on June 5, 2018 at 8:30 PM



Image: State Library of Victoria (colorized and cropped)


Imitation rock and faux boulders are not usually something to write ...

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Light and Shadow in the Tuileries Garden

Posted by Author on February 25, 2018 at 5:15 PM


Images: Bertrand Guay and Sam Jacob


One of the best demonstrations of dueling Parisian light and shadow can be found at the Tuileries Garden just west of the

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Ville de Lumière / Ville de l'Ombre

Posted by Author on January 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM


Even before leaving the airport, a visitor gets a sense that something is up in Paris. A portion of it -- surely -- is that you have just arrived in a famed city among throngs of people who have come see if "Grand Paris" lives up to its reputation.



Image: Sam Jacob


Paris is affect...

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A Town of Details: Prague, Czech Republic

Posted by Author on November 27, 2017 at 9:10 PM


Image: Sam Jacob

 

When speaking to a person who has visited this Bohemian capital, the name "Prague" is often said with a knowing inflection. Sometimes this change of pitch is misinterpreted as snobber...

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Blended Details in Granada, Spain

Posted by Author on November 1, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (2)



Images: Sam Jacob and Sam Valentine


Studying built environments outside the United States reveals differences not only in architectural styles but also in cultural expectations.

In my previous

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Tea with a View

Posted by Author on July 17, 2017 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Image: Elena Svirya


Having landed in Morocco a few hours prior, my friend and I pushed through the bustling market streets of Tangier to find a good sunset perch. Our trek took us up and over hills, twisting through the ancient

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Enclosure in the Landscape

Posted by Author on May 18, 2017 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Image: Tim Green


In my last post, I described how vi...

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