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Vintage Backyard Credenza

As a young graduate architect, I’m often sent to do the field work that isn’t worth anyone else’s time. This includes different things, but most often, it involves measuring existing buildings down to the quarter of an inch, both inside and out. Here in Indianapolis, many of the buildings we are working on have long … Continue reading

Pruitt-Igoe, Dumb Humans, and Natural Entropy

I just got back from viewing the very powerful film, “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth.” I was familiar with Pruitt-Igoe, but more from the standpoint of it being part of┬áMinoru Yamasaki’s portfolio. Pruitt-Igoe was the perfect example of failed public housing. With great glee, people moved out of their slum and into their garden tower. Over the … Continue reading