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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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East End District Arises

East End’s midcentury modern integrity makes it a desirable place to live. The street markets and rich sidewalk life attracts creatives, thinkers, and doers. Building with the East End’s bohemian character, these residences capture the spirit of the postwar period … Continue reading

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Historic District Ordinance in Winter Park passes

Late in the evening of November 9, the Winter Park City Commission passed 3-2 a revision to the Historic Preservation Ordinance.  This revision strengthens the ordinance and brings Winter Park into the orbit of cities with reasonable protection of their … Continue reading

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Solid state house update

This design for the Solid State house is an exercise in sufficiency.  It will adhere to the tenets of the Sarasota School – a light touch upon the landscape, lightness in structure and massing, and a specific and intimate response … Continue reading

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Zombie Architecture

If the curse of the 1960s was dingbats – those faceless apartment buildings stuffed onto small lots – the curse of this new era of false prosperity is something I call zombie architecture.  Massive facades with empty windows facing the … Continue reading

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