Recently I had the chance to visit the Miller House and Gardens in Columbus, IN. Commissioned by J. Irwin Miller in 1953, the home and gardens are a masterpiece of midcentury modern architecture. Designed by 3 leading designers of the day- architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley- the home […]
Carl Sergio and I recently had a chance to compete in a small design competition called the “1×20 Competition.” The goal of the competition was to come up with 20 different design solutions for the same urban lot located in downtown Indianapolis. The competition was conducted by AIA Home Tour and involved a lot in the historic […]
If you haven’t heard of TED, you really need to check it out. It’s a collection of intellectual talks by experts in all different fields. This talk by Bjarke Ingels engages the idea of sustainability by creating architecture as an ecosystem that enhance quality of life rather than looking at the practice as a sacrifice.
What is the role of architecture in today’s society? How often do we in the design profession really think about this? What should our role really be about? I’ve really seen two methods put into practice. Designers either dictate the environment or they respond to it.