JUMP START BIOMORPHIC OASIS

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ROUGH CONCEPT MODEL

 

I GET THIS E MAIL WHILE IN NICARAGUA FROM PAT KORTE, A MUSICIAN RELATIVE OF JOHN DEMERS, A FORMER SCI-ARC STUDENT OF MINE 40 YEARS AGO,  PAT SAYING HE IS HANGING OUT WITH JOHN IN THE DESERT AND MY NAME CAME UP SO HE DECIDED TO LOOK ME UP.    I DID NOT THINK MUCH ABOUT IT.  MONTHS LATER JOHN E MAILS ME CLAIMING I SHOULD CHECK JOSHUA TREE OUT WHERE HE IS LIVING BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY LOW PRICES OF LAND.  AT THIS TIME I AM IN LA MESA, EAST OF SAN DIEGO GOING NOWHERE AND SAY “WHAT THE HECK, I WILL CHECK IT OUT.”

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NATURE VS CITIES

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA

i have an illness brought on by ugly cities , the ill effects go into remission when i am in nature and i can not see anything that man nor woman have built. the symptoms are depression caused by viewing banal solutions that are visually torturing and jarring my psychic.

i am curious whether other people suffer from the same disease or whether this is a personal thing that only i suffer from? Continue reading

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BOY I’M HERE

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VIEWING PLATFORM 1957

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THIS WAS A BLOCK PRINT MY FATHER MADE ANNOUNCING MY BIRTH SEPT 4, 1937

THIS IS MY TALE ABOUT BEING RAISED IN A NURTURING MIDDLE CLASS ENVIRONMENT. I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS, AND A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR. YES, THERE WAS PREJUDICES AND TRITE LESSONS TAUGHT AS WELL, BUT WHAT I WAS GIVEN WAS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT ALLOWED ME TO BE SELF MOTIVATED TO PURSUE IDEALISM. AS PARENTS THAT IS OUR
GOAL TO GIVE A SPRING BOARD TO ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO BECOME SELF SUFFICIENT TO PURSUE THEIR INTERESTS THEY LOVE. Continue reading

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MORAL OBLIGATION

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DOCTOR BOB DANN HANDING OFF TO ARCHITECT GLEN HOWARD SMALL ANCHOR MAN, LOS ANGELES COLOSSEUM UNIVERSITY HIGH 1955. WE GOT BEAT, BUT WE GAVE IT OUR BEST AND RECEIVED A MEDAL.

THINK BIG. WORK HARD AND DON’T COMPROMISE

THOSE WERE THE LESSONS I TOOK AWAY FROM MY EDUCATION BEFORE I HIT THE REAL WORLD OF LIFE. Continue reading

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SHIGERU BAN PRITZKER PRIZE 2014 SPIN

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PAPER EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR UNHCR  1999           SHIGERU BAN OFFICE PHOTO

THE PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE WENT TO SHIGERU BAN THIS YEAR WITH A LOT OF APPLAUSE.    NOT KNOWING A LOT ABOUT SHIGERU BAN, I  DID SOME QUICK RESEARCH, AND WAS DISAPPOINTED BY THE DESIGN LEVEL HE ESPOUSED.   WRITING A CRITICAL APPRAISAL TO A NUMBER OF MY PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS.

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SIEGE OF CONCHA ACUSTICA

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LET THERE BE DEATH          CONCHA ACUSTICA MAY 4, 2014

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RIP, CUT, SMASH AND CRUSH IT UP                   CONCHA ACUSTICA MAY 6, 2014

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT OF SATURDAY MAY 3RD 2014  THE REIGN OF TERROR POUNCED ON THE CONCHA ACUSTICA WITH JACK HAMMERS, CRANES AND UNLIMITED LABOR FORCE OF ROSARIO MURILLO WORKER BEES TEARING INTO  THE 3″ REINFORCED CONCRETE SKIN.  BY DAWNS EARLY LIGHT IT WAS STILL STANDING THE BASE CUT WITH TORCHES,  PROCLAIMED FRAGILE STRUCTURE BUT SNAPPING CABLES TRYING TO DESTOY.   WITNESSED BY THE PRESS.     Continue reading

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FACE LIFT REMODEL

FRONT DOOR AND  WINDOW SLOTS FROM THE STREET,    NELSON REMODEL 1990

 

GLEN HOWARD SMALL AND MICHAEL RENDLER ARCHITECTS.  THE NELSONS ARE THE  BARBIE DOLL PROFESSIONAL COUPLE.  BOTH WORK OUT,  AND THE EPITOME OF GOOD LOOKS.  THEY STUMBLED ONTO MY GRANT WADA CONDOS WHILE DRIVING AROUND IN SANTA MONICA,  SOUTH OF PICO,  IN 1987 AND THEY LUCKED OUT, BECAUSE THE CONDOS HAD SOLD  OUT AND ONE FELL OUT OF ESCROW,  SO THEY BOUGHT .  THE NEXT THING I KNEW THREE YEARS LATER, THEY PURCHASED A DUMPY HOUSE A FEW BLOCKS AWAY AND WANTED TO REMODEL IT TO RAISE THEIR EXPANDING FAMILY.

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