September 8, 2016
The Other F Word

The Other F Word. Stream It Now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of last week’s screenings, or it you haven’t streamed The Other F Word yet, stream it now. If you […]
August 10, 2016

NYMF Award Design

For the 2016 season, NYMF (The New York Musical Festival) Board Member Hugh Hayes commissioned us to work with him, Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley, and Director of […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
August 1, 2016

Olympic Architecture and Design

Well, it is that time again/ Time for Olympic Architecture and Design. This could provide subject matter for the whole month. So much bad. Here’s a dose […]
July 27, 2016

The Watergate is back and it’s all good

Although now mainly known for its name in biggest political scandal in US history (as well as any that have followed), The Watergate Hotel is looking to remake […]
July 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
July 22, 2016

Oh, Canada!

We’re sure many Americans are thinking of Canada. We are, and do often, and especially often of Expo ’67 the modernist World’s Fair held, well, in […]
July 20, 2016

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling, it’s what we do, and we do so many things, but in the end all those things are Visual Storytelling. This particular post is about […]
July 18, 2016

NYMF Rides Again!

It’s the official opening day/night of NYMF! Loyal readers know that we have been active supporters of NYMF for a long time. The annual festival of […]
July 15, 2016

Why can’t we have nice things?

Because we tear the nice things down. We are building huggers. We discuss here and in real life, the importance of Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse […]
July 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered what a Foley Artist does?

The fine folks at F-Stoppers posted this video by Feast Films about Foley Artists. So, yo begin, a Foley Artist is someone who works in film […]
June 10, 2016

Everybody needs an almost personal Lagoon

Although we can’t endorse building in Miami, a city that sits on limestone, lagoons are legendary. Miami is going to be particularly hard hit by the […]
June 8, 2016

Swoopy Architecture is Sexy

Especially in Paris, cause everything about Paris is sexy, architecture is no exception. This planned residential building in Paris evokes the work of Oscar Niemeyer. Regular […]
June 6, 2016

Is the Venice Biennale Credible?

I always thought the Venice Biennale was credible until I heard Eva Franch i Gilbert speak. There does not seem to be much this architect can take […]
May 9, 2016

Finally, Design that Soars!

Until we can get there and take some our own pix, here are a few uplifting images of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower […]
May 3, 2016

When Architects Discover what Stage Managers have Known All Along

For a millennia, or as long as I’ve known anyway, stage managers and designers have taped or chalked out ground plans on the rehearsal room floor. This […]
April 20, 2016

Always put the Sexy in the Design

Especially in the things you touch.They got to have the sexy design. As Oscar Niemeyer said; form follows feminine. Olivari in collaboration with MAD Architects have […]
April 15, 2016
Bad Proportions

It’s Big Design, but is it Good Design?

Blaze-Makoid Architecture, whose Flash driven website does not warrant a link, designed this wood and stone house that overlooks the New York coastline. It has a […]
April 13, 2016
design with proper context

Context in design is critical

This could be any neighborhood of any kind, but when designing a renovation or a new building, context in design is critical to the success of […]
March 22, 2016

Curves are Sexy

well, duh. Of course, Curves are Sexy, and nothing proves that truism like this bridge in Perth, Australia. Especially at night. Especially when well lit. Although […]
March 3, 2016

Is a “Ghost Facade” actually Preservation?

London is filled with ghost facades;  two-dimensional artifacts of the original design and construction held in place with new buildings constructed behind them. We’ve seen these in NYC […]
March 1, 2016

A new Streetscape Design, but will it flood?

Miami is, as always, on trend with a new Streetscape Design for The Underline. This kind of use/reuse is alway on trend at KLAD. Our loyal readers […]
February 11, 2016

Downtown Design

Downtowns were designed to be destinations, they evolved to be destinations. Downtowns have always been magical. Downtowns have been the soul of our communities, and then […]