Posts Tagged ‘modern phoenix’

Tweet I enjoyed attending the various events last week set up by Modern Phoenix.  The entire week-long series of events was immaculately organized by Alison and Matthew King and their team and was well-attended as always.  I didn’t have a chance to go to all the events, but this week I’ll post my thoughts on the events I did get to attend.  Let’s start with Thursday night’s Panel Discussion on The Restaurant Revolution hosted by David Tyda. The panel comprised of: Wendell Burnette of Wendell Burnette Architects – Project: St. Francis Restaurant Peter Koliopoulos of Circle West Architects – Project:…

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Tweet Last week I had the pleasure of previewing the film Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman with Steve Weiss of No Festival Required at the Phoenix Art Museum.  To be honest, and this is a little embarrassing coming from an architect who loves modernism, I had never heard of Julius Shulman before so I didn’t quite know what to expect.  It turns out I had been seeing his work throughout my education and career without even knowing it. Julius Shulman is only the most renown architectural photographer of the past century and this movie is a story of…

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March 22, 2010

Why We Are Surrounded by Crappy Buildings

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet This weekend a client was driving me to a house to show me the style she’d like for some renovations at her house.  I half expected to be shown a run-of-the mill stucco cookie-cutter home with little personality but that somehow seems luxurious to people.  This isn’t a reflection on my client but on most people I’ve run into who aren’t designers themselves. I was shocked and relieved that she showed me this beautiful ultra-modern renovation of a mid-century modern home: The owner of this house directed us a few blocks north of him telling us that there was…

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