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March 30, 2010

Image courtesy of AIA Dallas, as designed by Brian L. David

March 25, 2010

Number 97 from 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School:

March 24, 2010

Just want to spread the word that there are some small architetural interesting competitions open for registration at the moment:

March 23, 2010

This year at the Academy Awards there was one entry in the animated shorts film that has drawn a lot of attention. Make sure you check out the short film Logorama. EVERYTHING in this entire film is made out of existing logos, from the buildings to the main characters. There is a trailer available on the idsgn blog, and with some inventive searching you can find the entire film. You can also purchase it on iTunes.

March 18, 2010

We all know about construction webcams. Typically they are static images that refresh occasionally from a single position. This is interesting and helpful, but I would love to see a construction webcam that is set up like this ski resorts webcams. At Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, they let webcam viewers take control of the webcams allowing angle and zoom change. If multiple viewers are requesting camera control at once a short queue is generated.

March 11, 2010

From the sketchbook of Jack Ford.

March 10, 2010

The most memorable childhood toys aren’t usually very sophisticated, high-tech, or used in the way they were designed to be used. Successful toys are a tool for the imagination. A cardboard box is a tool because it can be manipulated, rotated, it can house something within its volume, and its simplicity lends itself to take on many different meanings.

March 9, 2010

Sometimes we get caught up in the daily drum beat of our profession. So when an outside of the box idea like www.vanitybarcodes.com shows up, it’s a nice little reminder to look for the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

March 3, 2010

Date: March 10, 2010Time: 7:30 PMLocation: Dallas Center for Architecture