April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]
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 […]
July 5, 2016

Adaptive Reuse; a solution for the big box stores

We like Adaptive Reuse, but it is a pity these big empty relics are out on the highway, unless some can also become homes… There is […]
June 24, 2016

Required Weekend Reading

This will be short and sweet. This is required weekend reading. Read this blog post. Then get this book. I suggest really buying the book from […]
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 […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
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 16, 2016

NASA Swag!

NASA Swag has always been some of the best swag around. When we were kids, we wrote away (there’s a now underused phrase) to NASA for […]
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 […]
January 28, 2016

Anatomy of a Shirt

Beauty in industry is everywhere, in the brilliant hues of threads that are spun by massive weaving machines that produce sounds that range from a low, […]
January 8, 2016
Snow White

Unbuilt Architecture, it’s like concept art

Architects? Artists? Concept Artists? They could be creating matte paintings for films. They label themselves as Mir is a creative studio that specializes in portraying unbuilt architecture. However that might […]
December 10, 2015

Rob Drawings – You have to love the name, even if autocorrect doesn’t

We do love the way architects draw. These are some terrific and evocative images.

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