Vacation Photos!!!

It's my blog and I'll do what I want to. How about some vacation pics from Glacier National Park...just the pretty landscape shots!

GNP Overlook above Cosley Lake

GNP Overlook above Cosley Lake

GNP Waterton Lake

GNP Waterton Lake

GNP Logan Pass

GNP Logan Pass

GNP Stoney Indian Pass

GNP Stoney Indian Pass

The power of an image

A modern building has been proposed on South Grand Ave (just down the road from mi casa), by MBR Management Corporation. The facebook hive mind has universally panned the proposal, but I ask the question do people hate the design or hate the rendering? The image is a powerful thing.

I spent 15 minutes photoshopping a screenshot of the proposed design... adding mature trees, adjusting some lighting levels, recropping it, adding some foreground entourage, a atmospheric sky, green grass, saturating the colors, and finally (this is a little designy) adding some pops of color to the balconies.

Would it change your impression of the design? Has the design changed?

Before and After ...the power of entourage and contrast

Before and After ...the power of entourage and contrast

Renderings have the power to inform, excite, inspire, and mislead. A good rendering is honest and puts the architecture in its best light.

Flounder House 3.0

Just playing around with a historic St. Louis architectural form.

I think I'm going to use this blog as a repository for unfinished thoughts and explorations. Here's the first...

The often discussed St. Louis Flounder 

The often discussed St. Louis Flounder 

could be a "contextual home" or an addition onto a historical home

could be a "contextual home" or an addition onto a historical home

Volume on the left contains 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry. Sunken living room and kitchen on the right. With studio and garage at the rear of the site.

Volume on the left contains 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry. Sunken living room and kitchen on the right. With studio and garage at the rear of the site.

plan sketch

plan sketch

part of this exploration is trying to create a variety of outdoor spaces

part of this exploration is trying to create a variety of outdoor spaces

TechShop Grand Opening

Attended the TechShop Grand Opening this Saturday. Cortex CEO Dennis Lower, Mayor Slay, and Governor Jay Nixon all spoke...a couple pics from the event

Myself, Mike Sullivan (Cortex), and Mayor Slay (St. Louis)

Myself, Mike Sullivan (Cortex), and Mayor Slay (St. Louis)

Governor Jay Nixon, with the ceremonial ribbon plasma cutting

Governor Jay Nixon, with the ceremonial ribbon plasma cutting

Governor Nixon speaking about TechShop and Cortex  

Governor Nixon speaking about TechShop and Cortex

 

Murmuration (aka yellow soffit lighting) festival

Finishing touches...@ 4260 Cortex the inground LED's that uplight the yellow metal panel soffit were installed just in time for the Murmuration Festival!

This was my first look at the completed exterior lighting. It looks great and really gives the building and streetscape a vibrant night-time presence.