Several years ago, we built a rammed earth house. It was love at first sight. When people find out, they are very interested and the first question they ask is: So what is it like to live in a rammed earth house? It’s hard to describe or compare for that matter. But here’s my best… Read more
Client satisfaction is everything. During our training as architects, a lot of emphasis is placed on the skills needed for design as well as a solid understanding of different building techniques. Talking to several architects, it is clear that many of us learn a hard lesson when it comes to dealing with customers. People not only want good designs that… Read more
Europe has its fair share of stunning cities. I’m thinking Prague, Paris, Florence, Bruges, Rome, Oxford, Tallinn, Venice, Bern, Copenhagen, Budapest, Barcelona…we really could go on for a while. They are all different, but also equally breathtaking. Rotterdam, the Netherlands’s second city and a giant port is not one you would place in that list. If… Read more
15 April 2019. Fire. Exactly who is responsible for the Notre Dame fire is an ongoing investigation. One that will take a long time, because some serious finger-pointing is going on as we speak. Word is that a guard was sent up to check as soon as the fire alarm went off. He reported back that it… Read more
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