Archinect - HumanSOUP 2014-10-30T15:10:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/67033874/graffitiology GraffitiOLOGY g2m2 2013-02-06T11:33:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T20:43:36-05:00 <p> Is this the new idea of <strong>street</strong> art? Are our Graffiti-ologists simply stating that our Architecture is <strong>boring</strong> and <strong>lacks</strong> ornamentation or that it needs more expression? Many modern buildings take on minimal design for a reason, however, what does the <strong>community</strong> say about our efforts of modernism, contemporaneity, and innovation of the built environment? Well some have taken the initiative to express how they feel....Maybe through only writing their <strong>street name</strong> on the side of the building(1), dumpster(2), or box truck(3)....How does this relate to architecture and our community? Let's consider the graffiti-ology (Study or practice of graffiti arts) of the matter and think about it from an architectural point of view. When do we include the graffiti artist in the building process? at construction phase(4)? do we need cut-sheets from the artist? do we treat them as a consultant under the Architect or Owner? how much fee do they get for the art? etc....Now lets be realistic and blunt.......</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/23066076/food-truck-the-temporal-delicious Food + Truck = The Temporal Delicious! g2m2 2011-10-07T12:21:29-04:00 >2011-10-25T13:41:00-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4jtdrhdr9ple6by.jpg" title="">Unique? YES...Urban? YES....It is the ultimate strategy for an urban context as well as a multi-cultural unique SOUP for a temporary urban situation. I am very passionate on the idea of the temporal urban. What is the best way to promote urban culture (which is now a large and unique culture in itself) and (Un)Planned architecture (which is that of the urban city)? Well you set up a temporary community of people and architecture. That is you park 30 food trucks in the Civic Center park, outside the Denver Capitol and set up tables and booths for people to eat and listen to live music and enjoy socializing with other food truck advocates. Yes the Ultimate temporary situation involves gourmet and not so gourmet food trucks. Everything from kabob trucks to brick oven pizza trucks as well as trucks like the infamous "Coolhaus' truck in LA (gourmet ice cream truck)...yes delicious. As I grew up working with the food truck movement since my grandfather's restaurant "Sonora Inn" original...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/22717249/i-love-kimchi-koreatown-los-angeles I love Kimchi! - KoreaTown Los Angeles g2m2 2011-10-04T11:56:40-04:00 >2011-10-04T16:31:22-04:00 <p> Located in the ever populated and dense Mid-Wilshire District in Los Angeles, KoreaTown is definitely one of my favorite urban conditions to bLOG about....What the hell is going on in this rich multi-cultural niche in the heart of LA....I interviewed a small convenience store owner "Mr. Soo" and we talked about who is the main clientele at his ever convenient convenience store. "Latin!" is what he said! very well...usually people mix up Latin Americans and Mexican Americans...but either way...he was generally referring to both! A large conglomerate of the population in Los Angeles is of Asian culture...but an equally and even more populous people is the Latin and Mexican American culture. Mainly talking about the Mexican American culture, it is a very large culture within the city and very common to find KoreaTown as home to many. The UnPlanned Urban has come to fruition within this enclave in the heart of LA and is still mixing. HumanSOUP at its best! There is a vast multi-cultur...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/22036475/re-alignment-of-who (RE)Alignment of WHO?` g2m2 2011-09-28T14:14:33-04:00 >2011-10-04T16:31:20-04:00 <p> Concerning unique neighborhoods...What came into mind is from my home town of Denver. Many things are developing and on the board for advancement and growth within the city. One of the projects proposed lately is the Interstate-70 realignment project. Starting as of 8 years or so ago, the City of Denver and CDOT proposed to clean and expand the main East-West Corridor along Denver. Causing a stir among the unique neighboring neighborhoods, the people have voted against the re-alignment to shift the freeway North from where it is now and cutting through 177 units and that is only the start of a proposed I-70 project. Now with the new Mayor on board, what effect is this project going to have and why is this such a problem from what it is now? Is there and can there be a better solution for the neighbors of Elyria/Swansea/Globeville? If this freeway is to remain where it is as a main artery through the city, why can it not become developed into a better future of design, infrastructu...</p>