My Airbnb Architecture experience in the Bay Area by Daniel Ebuehi
Well, 2015 is almost gone (“The glass is half empty”) and my new year’s resolution was to, in some way, generate publicity about the 100 year birthday of the UC Berkeley Campanile. As an alumni of such a great school I have created the above symbolic comic strip titled “Identity.” I identify myself […]
Over the weekend I was glad to do my monthly architecture tour through Los Angeles and Orange County. On my tour I was in search of grey flames, hot emerging materials and textures that exist within a grayscale spectrum but are much more vibrant than mundane. I analyzed and criticized aluminum, zinc, metal, grey paint, […]
Square Foot “ What do Shaq’s party shoes and the Dodger’s Stadium have in common?… they both have similar square feet.” As a fan of square foot ‘dress’ shoes, I believe the historic link between shoe fashion and multifamily architecture to be quite interesting. On the accompanying image there is an implicit link between […]
Suspended Animation Cruising one day along Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton, CA, I noticed a sequence of fallen birds that were either decayed or decaying on the sidewalk. It seemed to be the result of a complex context; an intersection of natural habitat and built (man-made) artifact (in this case a tunnel with a vehicle […]
NI-HILL-ISM – Niland, CA If we take, for example, nihilism, lodged between blasé and cynicism, as a superficial and yet interstitial thread we can begin to start the process of reconciliation, mutual understanding, and compromise. We should all be on the same page, be of one fabric, united and complete. NI-HILL-ISM – Hills and […]
The Campanile at the University of California, Berkeley, will be turning 100 years old next year -for those that do not already know. To celebrate this special centennial occasion the school is planning several events around summertime culminating in the 2015 Homecoming celebration (LaDawn Duvall, Campus Executive Director of Visitor and Parent Services).
So I started out my summer by attending the Dwell on Design 2014 Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center and was quite amazed. For a first timer I was able to immerse myself into the culture of novelty and excellence.
On a recent visit to Cal-Earth’s open house and interactive tour (at a colleague’s request) I realized three major benefits of such a trip: the personal benefit of often irrational actions or events, like exploring huts 60 miles away in a desert in California; the social benefit of desert living; and the potential architectural benefit of
Los Angeles – This past weekend, Saturday June 16th, 2012, LALESA, through Architecture for Humanity (AFH), hosted a Peruvian cultural center design charette at Pepperdine University.