Category Archives: Editorials

The Architecture of Doctor Strange

Ross Brady explores the architecture of movies and shows some amazing animation clips from Marvel’s Latest Movie: Doctor Strange Here is a link to his engaging article by Architizer, for those of you who don’t subscribe: http://architizer.com/blog/the-architecture-of-doctor-strange/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=core-newsletter-daily-template&utm_content=11122016&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRKbFlUZ3hZelUxWVRBdyIsInQiOiJDK1R1dmpaT2FSTzZVT1FXYVR4UDlKV3V2blp3NkprNUtITlFTaTBwWGdYcEF0WU55WDU2aDlwenVwYlQ5Wk8wTjRRUElTR3hVc3VOZmZDendQXC9DeXNsNFV1T1ltMGx2MGhKSGRFSThTOWc9In0%3D

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Quote: Mercedes Miras Varelas

“For me, architecture is not for architects. It’s for the people. In truth, architecture is necessary as long as people need it.”  Mercedes Miras Varelas This quote echoes many of my sentiments about disappointment with elitist architects and educators. Last … Continue reading

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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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An Architecture Summer Camp for Kids?

  A lantern designed by students in the Alberti Program, in St. Louis. The Orlando Foundation for Architecture has a mission to promote education in Architecture, and during our visioning sessions a few years ago during our formation, ideas to … Continue reading

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Architects and Ethics

The “devotion to the art of architecture” that Carl Sapers, Hon. AIA, references as his fourth “tension point” in the video “Ethics: From Building to Architecture” might also be termed an ethical obligation—or, more safely, an ethical aspiration. His cohorts … Continue reading

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Bridge District a New I-4 Vision

The City of Orlando is brainstorming a new park under the I-4 corridor downtown, when the highway expansion project is finished. An opportunity to reconnect both halves of downtown from the Amway Center to Creative Village. Bruce Stephenson, an Urban … 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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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to all our Followers

To all our ORCAD Blog followers, and all my friends and followers on Facebook as well. This is my annual holiday card design for 2015, it is great to be able to share a new one every year. Happy Holidays … Continue reading

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Opposition to Condo Proposal to Build on Lake Eola Park

The plans, for a new condominium tower at the corner of Rosalind and Central in Downtown Orlando, call for demolition of two 1920’s era buildings that are on private property next to the park. Historic preservationists are critical of the … Continue reading

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