Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I’m told the camera adds five pounds

Spent the morning with Ronna and DeShawn, two FIU students working on a class assignment to interview an architect who has designed a house for her/himself. Clearly reduced to scraping the barrel, they asked me to talk about tin box. Hopefully we’ll be able to share some of the video soon.

One of the themes that came up during the interview is how important it is to de-mystify the design and building processes. All of the television shows and cable networks spawned by This Old House have helped people understand construction better. Yet we’re still looking for a more insightful popular discourse about design in America. We’re hoping that all of the public outreach we’re attempting – through this blog, site visits and other media – will help make the design process more accessible to a broad audience of designers, builders, clients, financiers and government officials.

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