Remember to Tip Your Engineers

I finally glanced at this month’s Architectural Record, and was instantly giddy: A whole issue focusing on the intersection of engineering and architecture! It’s like they decided that since I finally payed them for my subscription, they’d write to my tastes for a month. The Engineer’s Moment essay traces the development of engineer-architect collaboration, and […]

Borg Architecture

This is the U.S. Federal Building in San Francisco. Now I find Morphosis buildings very interesting (here’s another), and I’m sure they’re well designed…but the facade strikes me as something built by Star Trek villains. Which is to say, it’s uber-industrial, hostile, and screams “don’t come near me or I’ll cut cha; I swear […]