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The Value of Things

The Value of Things

Architecture is the making of meaningful places. Architecture creates the opportunity for commerce and culture. Architecture utilizes all of the means of production, technologies, and resources we have available to us. Architecture episodically optimizes our processes in a lean, efficient…

Does consistency matter?

Does consistency matter?

Calatrava’s new PATH station in downtown Manhattan is amazing. A beautiful, anthropomorphic, expressionistic, modern gothic cathedral of light, it sits uncomfortably adjacent to its neighbors, boxes of commercial space optimized for FAR maximization. Its ribs arch gracefully, never embracing one…

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