Category Archives: Architectual News

Cuba in the Crosshairs

While I somewhat tongue-in-cheek renamed the conference “Cuba in the Crosshairs”, its actual name was Cuba at the Crossroads.  The conference did yield some good information and it illuminated a contrast between my view and that of conference participant Lauren … Continue reading

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Morosov on digital democracy

While I’ve been following the notion of digital democracy, or digital capitalism, for years, I was struck by the article that Evgeny Morosov published today in the Guardian.  In it, he accurately names the problem of today’s society as the control … Continue reading

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Cónaithe

What, you may ask, is a gaelic word doing here?  The translation, as graciously provided by Dierdre O’Toole, an Irish book editor, is “residence.”  We were talking about the meaning of reside, to dwell, to house. “Writer in residence – … Continue reading

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Design for our times

Richard Reep is taking design commissions for projects ranging from furniture to cities. In the summer, he will be teaching Traditional Town Planning at Rollins again.  This return to the urban design realm means that a project of sufficient magnitude … Continue reading

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Tiny House Library

The first of a three-part series, “The Tiny Houses of Sarasota,” aired Sunday evening at 5 with the Suncoast News Network.  The Rita has received the attention of this news network for its innovation.  This documentary may be viewed by … Continue reading

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Dean Rowe’s MOSI museum today

H. Dean Rowe’s Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, desibuilt in 1978, was once a lonely outpost on Fletcher Avenue just before USF.  Today it’s surrounded by strip commercial, and the museum itself has expanded. The original structure … Continue reading

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