I just finished reading an awesome book called ‘Choose Yourself!’ by James Altucher, and I’ve got to say… It’s true. The economic collapse of 2008 has made it abundantly clear. We’re not hiring anymore. Corporations don’t need to hire as much anymore because of technology. Technology has already replaced paper. We work in paperless offices […]
From a very early age, I dreamed of being an architect. I looked up at the towering skyscrapers around me and dreamed of one day constructing one. Buildings appeared large and full of stuff back then. When I became a student of architecture, I learned to appreciate the stuff inside buildings – the stuff we […]
Who hasn’t tried to save on electricity? We turn off the air conditioning when we’re not home. We turn off the heat in the rooms we’re not in. We turn off lights when we’re not using them. No matter how much you think you’re saving, there’s still more room for it, by unplugging your appliances. […]
My wife likes a clean home. A clean home clears her mind and lifts her spirit. While some treat their bodies as temples, my wife treats her home as one. It’s her haven. Every time after cleaning our home, we are impressed by the calm and silence that comes over us. It sets the stage […]
On a sunny afternoon in late May, my colleagues and I went out for our usual lunch break at the steps of the post office near our work place. These lunch breaks allow us to talk about real world matters. They give us some time to talk freely and honestly about why events are happening […]
Warning: Do not stop building. Just find new ways to use your energy wisely. The future depends on it.
There is this perception out there that architects are sometimes wasteful. We carve out large areas out of small ones. We over-design by using materials in excess. We create superfluous forms that don’t make much sense. I can understand this sentiment because part of what I do as an architect is to destroy before I […]