LIFE SPAN

BRIDGES AND ECO CANOPY, JOSHUA TREE CA. SEE BLOGS: “JOSHUA TREE 2016”, AND “MIRAGE OR OASIS”

TO MY SURPRISE THE GALLEY SHOW ” SMALL AT LARGE” AT TAYOR JUNCTION IN JOSHUA TREE FROM APRIL 8TH TO APRIL 23 RD 2017 , CURATED BY ROLO CASTILLO AND MYSELF WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. THE PROMOTOR BEING THOMAS FJAILATAM WHO WAS PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND IS THE DIRECTOR FOR LIFE SPAN, BRIDGES AND ECO CANOPY FOR JOSHUA TREE.
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HOTEL POCHOMIL NICARAGUA

HOTEL POCHOMIL NICARAGUA
GLEN HOWARD SMALL – ROGER LEWITES ARCHITECTS, DAVID CADIA COMPUTER ASSOCIATE

IN 2003 A NEW CLIENT AND PROJECT FOR ROGER LEWITES AND I, HERBERTO ORTEGA, THE RETIRED GENERAL AND THE BROTHER OF DANIEL ORETEGA. A LONG TIME FRIEND OF HERTY LEWITES THE MAYOR OF MANAGUA, OUR CLIENT. THE SITE VISIT TO POCHOMIL ON THE PACIFIC COAST IN AN SUV WITH AK 47 ON THE FLOOR AND GUARDS IN FRONT AND REAR SECURITY TRUCKS. WALKING THE SITE WITH SECURITY GUARDS UP FRONT, IN THE REAR AND ON THE FLANKS. Continue reading

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PARTY HATS

BIRTHDAY HAT FOR ROLO CASTILLO, JOSHUA TREE, THE ULTIMATE PARTY ANIMAL 2016

THE WAY THINGS HAVE BEEN GOING RECENTLY FOR MYSELF AND WORLD, ONE HAS TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE NEXT PARTY,
THE GREAT EQUALIZER. SOME PEOPLE DEVOTE THEIR LIVES TO HAVING A CONTINUOUS PARTY. AMUSEMENT THE AIM. LAS VEGAS THE MECCA.
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SMALL TOO BIG

DETROIT STADIUM 1969

A LOUD VOICE THUNDERED “SMALL TOO BIG”

I HAVE WAITED FOR THAT TRUTH FROM ABOVE OR BELOW. BUT THE REALITY IS, A DESERT FRIEND, LOUIS KANNENBERG, OFFHANDEDLY SAID “ YOU ARE TOO BIG” .

REPEATEDLY I HAVE PROPOSED TOO BIG. LUCKILY MANY GOT BUILT, BUT Continue reading

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CAR ARCHITECTURE

AS I WAS ARRIVING AT THE 99 CENT STORE SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY, THERE WAS A VINTAGE CAR SHOW IN THE PARKING LOT.

I PHOTOGRAPHED CARS THAT WERE IN MY LIFE AND GOT THE IDEA TO TRY AND MAKE SOME SENSE OF HOW CARS RELATE TO MY ARCHITECTURE WORLD. I MAKING A TIME TABLE OF CARS AND SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS WHILE OWNING THE CARS. Continue reading

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ZAHA LEGACY

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QATAR STADIUM – ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

A HUGE SIGNIFICANT DEATH FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL WORLD,

I AM CRITICIZED AS NOT GIVING PRAISES TO OTHER ARCHITECTS.   YES, I AM CHOOSY ABOUT WHO I EMBRACE,  AND EVEN THOSE I PRAISE HAVE THEIR FLAWS. Continue reading

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LOTUS SPIRITUAL ARENA

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GLEN HOWARD SMALL AND CARLOS OVALLE  ARCHITECTS   2014

OUT OF THE BLUE IN THE FALL OF 2013 I GET THIS E MAIL FROM  MICHELLE  LA PENAL – A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA – REPRESENTING A CASS PHELPS  ABOUT DOING A PROJECT FOR THEM IN  BIOMORPHIC MODE.  SHE LOOKED UP BIOMORPHIC ON THE INTERNET AND I CAME UP.  TALK ABOUT A PROJECT FROM HEAVEN. Continue reading

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GETTING IT RIGHT

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GLEN HOWARD SMALL , ARCHITECT SEAL ROCK RESIDENCE. 2000

ANDY STRICKER, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

GARY STEVENS, CONTRACTOR ERIK DEDIJER SMALL, ASSISTANT

IT ALL STARTED BY DEFAULT AND ENDED WITH DEFAULT. MY SALE OF THIS LOT WAS BLOCKED, SO I HAD NO CHOICE OTHER THAN TO DEVELOP THE LOT MYSELF. THE IDEA WAS TO BUILD A SPEC. HOUSE TO SELL. IT WORKED OUT FOR THE BEST, SINCE I ENDED UP LIVING IN A FANTASTIC HOUSE FOR TEN YEARS. WHAT A THRILL TO EXPERIENCE. THE FIRST HOUSE I EVER LIVED IN THAT WAS MY DESIGN. IT UPLIFTED MY SPIRTS, LIFE WAS GREAT A BLOCK AWAY FROM A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEACH. CHRISTIAN MY 3RD WIFE LOVED THE PLACE AS WELL. SO ALL WAS POSITIVE. IT REAFFIRMED FIRST HAND THAT ARCHITECTURE IS A HUGE POSITIVE FORCE TO ENRICH ONE’S LIFE. Continue reading

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