Category Archives: Design Theory

Quote: Peter Zumthor

I’ve said goodbye to the overworked notion that architecture can save the world. This quote by Peter Zumthor (1943-), echos the wisdom of his years of experience. I may have misunderstood, but in architectural school, I am sure they tried … Continue reading

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Quote: Juhani Pallasmaa

A profound Design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being. Few people in the architectural world have done more than Juhani Pallasmaa (1936-) to make the complex ideas of … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Ports Need to Cultivate Luring First Impressions

Cruise passengers are pampered on their voyages, and are often disappointed on arrival at an island port, especially when it is their first time, if the port area is dilapidated and seedy. Theme Parks here in Orlando hide all construction … Continue reading

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Vote Now for Central Florida in 2015 People’s Choice

48 dramatic new buildings are up for public favorites voting, in the 2015 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards by the Florida Foundation for Architecture, a popular project by AIA Florida. LINK TO VOTE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. This year 5 … Continue reading

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A Case for Great Architecture

I have been trying to find time to share Marc Kushner’s TED talk with you. He very eloquently and passionately explains why great architecture is important in our lives. I can’t say it any better. Marc started a website/social media … Continue reading

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Casa Feliz 9th Annual Colloquium on Historic Preservation

The 9th Annual James Gamble Rogers Colloquium on Historic Preservation will take place Saturday, May 16. This year’s keynote speaker, Sarah Susanka, is entertaining and dynamic, and the message of “The Not So Big House” is not only useful for those of … Continue reading

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Tangent Chair wins Bronze from A’ Awards

Local Designer and architectural intern Joe Bertucci of VOA Associates, received a Bronze award from A’ Design Awards for his Tangent Chair. A’ awards more than 100 awards each year in multiple categories. The award seeks to underline the best designs … Continue reading

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Latest In Office Interior Trends

The Orlando Business Journal columnist Susan Lundine polled local interior designers to get their take on the latest in office interior trends. The cubical is being replaced by ‘benching,’ long two sided counters and tables that lap top users can … Continue reading

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New Smyrna Beach House Tour 4/18

This all day event, organized by the Nils M. Schweizer Fellows, begins at the beach with an insider’s view of local architecture, then completes the day at a special residence and party. They will all meet at Garth Schweizer’s home [the … Continue reading

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The House Of The Future Will Be Solid State

Article and images by Richard Reep: Housing will take a great leap forward when the house becomes married to the concept of solid-state. This revolution will begin when solid-state – i.e., no moving parts – becomes meshed into notion of … Continue reading

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