Symbols are an evolving library of information that pulls us together into the same conversation. Many symbols go beyond religious and cultural markers that are recognized by all, while some need to be learned before they are used and understood.
The key ingredient in a symbol is meaning. Anything can be a symbol, if it has meaning and sufficient recognition or use, it will eventually make it into the library of symbols of a religion, nation, the western or the eastern world, or humanity.
Neoclassical architecture as it is present in North America and especially United States has been associated with many meanings out of which in the case of Lincoln Memorial is democracy.
Enjoy the city at your feet! Beautiful colourful clapboard laneways in the Beaches
Wave of Projects Making Their Way To June Community Councils Included in this group is Ivy Condos by The Sher Corporation and Dream which is planned to rise to a height of 32 storeys on Mutual Street, south […]
Needless to say, beautiful lights at night have a pleasant charm to them.When those lights are designed by artists and architects and placed in the open, the city transforms into a curated exhibit. Few places […]
A year of turmoil for many, I find that balance settles no matter what and things flow forward It is more how you look at things – than the things themselves – […]
I like keeping an eye on what designers think and what people respond to when it comes to transition-spaces. Those that we go thru and yet, seldom use for a long period […]
I love the breezy airy and soft feel of this residence. Soft colours and white especially, have the power to filter light in a very pleasant and calming, even rejuvenating way. No […]
We often find ourselves dismissive toward the familiar. The quest for novelty is socially promoted as a virtue, a higher aspiration; to the detriment of the well-known that is often associated with […]
Back in full swing with three more examples of great residential architecture. Modern and local! See more: Contemporary Toronto II
Remember the days when the whole family shared the outhouse WC? Not that it was better, but are we not getting a bit extreme? There are many many reasons to have multiple […]
Back ten years ago not many designers thought out of the box and I’m happy to be one of the few that were at the forefront of this phenomena. What has happened […]
My favourite: White. There is no colour like it. It can equally successfully be: modern minimalist sophisticated organic opulent urban see-side fresh pure and friendly-institutional