In the meantime, I’ve changed to a theme that displays text better and loads more quickly. I’ve also revised a number of posts for clarity:
- Why Design Matters for the Stimulus: Part One and Part Two
- Street, Time, and Place
- US Bicycle Route 101
- Height Is Not an Urban Strategy
I’ll also be updating the blogroll to be more local soon. So czech that out.
And I’ll leave you with a quotation about the New Art Institute of Chicago building, by Nicky O:
It’s hard to know how these qualities will play out amid the gloom and doom of the new economy. In some ways Mr. Piano’s refined, risk-averse architecture may be more appealing than ever. He is not out to start a revolution. His designs are about tranquillity, not conflict. The serenity of his best buildings can almost make you believe that we live in a civilized world.
A calm, comfortable building that uses modern materials in a rational, humane way. Sounds good to me.