Shape Shifter Shelter

Transforming Trooper Tent Free Form Folding Fort Designed by an architect this tent is meant to ignite the imagination of children and adults alike. Constructed with individual hexagon corrugated panels approximately 30″ wide with plastic snaps. Based on a Buckminster … Continue reading

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LiTE: Lightweight Temporary Environments

A recent StarTribune article lamented the loss of performance spaces for Twin Cities artists (“A space race for artists” StarTribune, January 20, 2019) This suggests that many arts organizations could use what LiTE advocates: that not all organizations need permanent … Continue reading

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Less is More

Less is More – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe A pioneer of Modern Architecture, Mies van der Rohe coined the phrase “Less is More”. A phrase that describes what he believed to be essential architecture; minimal, well detailed and modern. … Continue reading

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Generative Design

https://www.mauriceconti.com/ https://autodeskresearch.com/projects/dreamcatcher Shell Concepts

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Nature and Technology an Odd Couple

Syllabus – Spring 2020 Dunwoody Architecture 2204-01  Environmental Systems Nature and Technology an Odd Couple Are we at one with nature or do we tend to isolate ourselves from nature with technology? What kinds of building technologies can we use … Continue reading

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Ice Blanket

This is a copy of my design for the Art Shanty 2020 Call for Artists. https://artshantyprojects.org/ This is an interesting article of Strange Ice Formations https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/7-strange-ice-formationA “Tell us about the shanty you would like to create. What is it called? … Continue reading

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The James Bond House

This is a blog page documenting the design process of a new house in Golden Valley, Minnesota. It is a challenging lot with a steep slope. The realtor, Todd Shipman of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, reached out to me and … Continue reading

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Sandcastles and Sand Paintings

What is more fun than making a sand castle or a sand painting? These two activities would make a great exercise for architectural students. Design a city based on a sand painting. Use different materials like stickers, sand, clay, pins … Continue reading

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Como Park Zoo and Conservancy Fall Semester 2018

In the Fall semester of 2018 I taught a beginning design class Dunwoody College of Technology. We worked on the fundamentals of architectural design. The concentration was on a new Red Panda exhibit for Como Park Zoo and Conservancy in … Continue reading

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Newspaper Bridges, Forts and Towers

Building with newspapers is a great way to discover the potential structural strength of paper. Bridges

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