neom.com Somewhat out of the blue last week I was asked to do a short bit of media (1) on Saudi Arabia’s dramatic new release of some renderings for their proposed mega-city in the desert, The Line. In case you haven’t heard of this scheme, it is a plan, we are told, for an…
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Explorations of time and architectural experience
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I’m going to try to gather together an inchoate collection of thoughts for this post but I’m hoping that, like a good Jethro Tull song (1), something…
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(Image from colinvella, Wikimedia Commons) I’ve been thinking a lot about friction this week. One reason for this is that I keep encountering the word…
The art and science of homecoming
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I can still chew! A few days ago, I visited my dentist for a routine cleaning. The hygienist, a woman in her 40s, was new to me. She took the usual…
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Thinking tanks A few years ago, I attended an exclusive think-tank in Europe, the topic of which related to some things that interest me about cities…
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Alex Colville, Horse and Train, 1954. With only a few short interludes for some family visiting within Canada, I’ve spent most of the past two years…
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The wandering brain