Saturday, June 28, 2008

back on track

We've been getting trainloads of inquiries as to what's happening with the old Railroad Square building on santa barbara street. 

Originally built in 1912, this three-story brick warehouse structure has been the subject of decades of additions, alterations, and more recently, fire and earthquake damage.

But all that is history.

Unreinforced brick and mortar will be gloriously re-birthed, and complemented with clean, modern additions which will respectfully flank the restored centerpiece.

And since a picture is always worth a thousand words, here you go. More eye-candy can be found at

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

back in black

Good morning. First off, sincere apologies for my lack of recent postings. The blog-police sent me a 2nd notice of non-compliance due to insufficient posting, and have threatened to revoke my cyber-license.... Booyah!

For those loyal and devoted ga+d followees (our '1000 fans'), you know that the original Mission Statement of this blog was to promote a higher awareness of the importance of architecture in our everyday lives, as well as evoke spontaneous social commentary on architecture + design in general. Obviously we have strayed from that mission and failed miserably.

But fear not, we are back, and are 'harder, better, stronger, faster' than ever (well, at least 3 out of 4). The iphone is fully loaded with Daft Punk and Rage, and we are here to stir the design community and rock your architectural world.

The project referenced above recently pulled in a prestigious design "Award of Honor" from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We, as well as the awards jury, felt it worthy of recognition. Any comments out there...?