ruminations about architecture and design

Saturday, February 19, 2011

reset #4

No picture today. I'm downloading a big file from the web and don't want to mess it up.

I need to recant something in the last post. All periods are transitional periods, particularly in architecture. However, the rate of change can vary dramatically over time. The late 1800's were astonishly productive due to the more abundant availability of steel, glass and concrete.  The post war period saw the detached, single family housing boom, concurrent with a building boom in the institutional and commercial sectors. We seem to be catching our breath right now. I would like to believe that we could enter an era of the Retrofit, but I'm not sure that there will be incentive for that.

We'll see.

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