Sunday, February 22, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
An architectural office is a city-state that competes with others for work. I have never had the impression that offices are very interested in sharing their competitive advantage, if it exists.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy represents reason behind a strategy to achieve an owner goal, and the exceptional talent of Brunelleschi symbolized the reason he employed. The result was shelter to serve an owner goal and solve a structural challenge.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Symbiotic Period will be symbolized by the compostion, context, capacity, intensity, function, form and appearance of city design divisions within a limited Built Domain.
City Planning Goals
To protect our source of life by geographically defining the Built and Natural Domains.
To coordinate the land use allocation of shelter capacity and intensity; movement corridors; open space; and life support systems within a limited Built Doman that protects our source of life; our quality of life; and the financial stability of our shared municipal organizations.
City Design Goal
To shelter growing populations within a limited built Domain tht protects their quality and source of life - the Natural Domain.
To coordinate land use allocation with shelter capacity, ntensity and economic benefit at the project level, since the aggregation will determine our quality of life within a limited Built Domain.
To improve the design of shelter context, composition, capacity, intensity and symbiotic function within a geographically limited Built Domain.
To improve the tools, knowledge and concepts needed to achieve the preceding goals.
To expand private practice into the public domain and workplace by offering the ability to improve public benefit
Common Collaborative Goal
To build a network (of professional organizations) to achieve the preceding goals through research, collaboration, education and practice.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The fact that architecture is not considered part of environmental design is another stunner. The “privileged realm of the architect” indicates a disconnection with the public interest.
Michael Ytterberg AIA
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I wrote this in response to an AIAKnowledgeNet discussion on repositioning the profession. It has been revised several times since this submission. The latest update has occurred around 9:05 AM on 1/16/2015. See Follow-up "Value-added Architecture".
2) To improve the tools, knowledge and concepts needed to achieve the preceding goal.
3) To expand private practice into the public domain and workplace by offering public benefit.
4) To build a network (of professional organizations) to achieve the preceding goals through research, collaboration, education and practice.