keeping my mom informed on the house’s progress

Posted on May 20, 2012 in architecture, Atlanta, buildings, interiors, urbanism | One Comment
keeping my mom informed on the house’s progress

It took about four hours to blow the roof off the house across the street from Josh and Sarah’s place. [see previous entry] One week later and there’s a whole new floor  and roof and porch framed in. That seems really fast to me, but I suppose they call it rough carpentry for a reason. ...

revealing everyday architecture

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in architecture, buildings, interiors, shanghai, urbanism | 2 Comments

There is a metric shit-ton of construction on the way to, around, and inside the office. As I don’t have time at the moment to explore much more than my immediate surroundings, I spend a lot of time looking at the work in progress. Apparently, construction crews love nothing more than ripping up and replacing ...

empty spaces

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 in architecture, buildings, interiors, shanghai, urbanism | No Comments

Atlanta has some of the worst urban sprawl in America. Malls, mini-malls, strip-malls, and mega-malls stretch from downtown past the perimeter highway though the outer suburbs and draw ever closer to state lines. Part of me (a large part to be honest) says, “That’s disgusting. Who would want to live all the way out there ...