my journey towards an integrated approach to design

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    dawn m trimble
    Oct 17, '12 10:41 PM EST

    "Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities


    In Jane Jacobs' iconic book, she discusses the viability of a city street by having the following characteristics:  1) having a clear distinction between public space and private space, 2) having “eyes” on the street by the “proprietors” of the street and the buildings on the street – the bulidings must not, in any way, turn their backs or blank faces to the street, and 3) as a way move through this city, there must be adequate and continuous sidewalks that are populated with a regularity that reinforces the life given to the street and to the buildings.

    One of the many things I loved about living in Washington, DC was its pedestrian nature.  After living in Atlanta, GA for a while – where it was nearly essential to have a car...

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Comprehensive design at its best can be quite a sensual experience – calling attention to sight, sound and touch. I believe the best designers are generalists and agile in their approach to design. At the same time, they are connoisseurs of things that are of particular interest to them. seamless is a blog intended to document my investigation towards the type of practice I want to build: a practice where the lines of architecture and interior design are blurred or, shall I say it? seamless..

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