Archinect - RAWSCHACH_blog 2014-04-23T20:57:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/75200699/balloons Balloons Bradly Gunn 2013-06-13T22:09:25-04:00 >2013-06-18T20:34:45-04:00 <p> <strong>[B]</strong> What if we just started doing projects that playfully exercise our knowledge and skill. Something that will exercise our creative muscles and keep our minds sharp.<br><strong>[A]</strong> &lsquo;Balloon&rsquo; started when an old house was being torn down (to be replaced by an apartment building) and we wondered why land use signs do not include sections to illustrate the height of proposed projects.<br><strong>[S]</strong> This past year, more than one building was demolished everyday in Seattle. Over a fifty percent increase in annual demolition, since 2010<br><strong>[A]</strong> In an idealistic world, buildings would be designed with more thoughtfulness about the physical surroundings and the historical context. Often financial profitability forces bigger buildings at the expense of better buildings.<br><strong>[G&amp;M]</strong> The combination of land control, costs, and required densities led to production dominated housing. Designers were seen as little more than technical facilitators.<br><strong>[B]</strong> What if we could leverage cultural capital as a means of improving the built ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58950785/2012-10-09 2012.10.09 Bradly Gunn 2012-10-09T12:26:11-04:00 >2012-10-29T22:39:37-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>