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  • Walter Hosack just informed me that he is withdrawing from posting on this Committee's Forum; to wit: "There's no point in continuing an effort that has been called opaque, ferocious, offputting, frustrating, and a reason to discontinue reading the ...

  • Hospitality  bathroom lighting is notoriously  hit and miss in all levels  of  hospitality.  Presumably the  higher end  properties all get the  benefit(?) of design attention whether it  be an architect, interior  designer, or  lighting  designer.  But ...

  • While studying architecture for five years, I improved in drawing, sketching and creative thinking skills to become a successful Architect. I learned that architecture is an art of enclosing space, where form follows function or ...

  • In a single sentence, architecture is an orchestra of technical specialties led by a composition that is written, drawn, and conducted by an architect. ------------------------------ Walter Hosack Dublin, OH ------------------------------

  • Shannon It is great that you pitched in.  I bet that some of us would like to know more about your book and where we might be able to acquire it.  I think it would be great if you could submit here a simple diagrammatical history of the ramp. I assume ...

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  • Thank you to COD Secretary Donald Henke, AIA for his drawings of buildings from the Austin Conference in February 2017. Tower at University of Texas, Austin. Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin, renovated by Clayton & Little. ...

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  • In a similar fashion as the leading international sporting events, the Olympic Games that alternate with the Summer and Winter Games, the architecture world has its own version embodied in the Venice Architecture Biennale . As with the Summer Game, ...

  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city ...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian ...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing ...

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