Welcome to our new site!

We’re still working out some of the bugs and broken links and still searching for those elusive spelling mistakes. But, ready or not, the time has come to launch. Let us know what you think (and please email John with any problems you discover).

Tomorrow we launch our new design minute series, a 60 second dose of architectural education. On Friday we will have a post explaining walkability in neighborhoods and describe a study that demonstrates how walkscore affects the sale price of homes

We are also excited about Saturday’s workshop. We will be speaking with Andrew Reeve of the architecture firm Line Box Studio from Toronto. He will be presenting one of the firm’s recently completed project – a very small 566 square foot single family house in down town Toronto on a very compact and interesting street.

In the meantime we have posted the Power of Ten film by Charles and Ray Eames. Enjoy!

Powers of Ten is a 1968 short film written and directed by Ray and Charles Eames. Every year the Eames Office celebrates the legacy of the film on October 10 (10.10) – with this past October 10 being special (10.10.10). A Slow Home takes into consideration multiple scales of design – from its location to the furnishing of its individual rooms – and this film elegantly suggests the value of extending our thinking to go yet still beyond this. In 1998 the film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Wouldn’t you say that it’s actually all three?

  • john c

    such a great film, thanks for sharing. Love the new site layout, lots to explore here!

  • Ugur G.

    that is educational and creepy at the same time :)
    in 9mins, i ALMOST learned more about sciences and philosophy than in school. and i was not so bad in school :)