Dec 31, 2010

Making Classical Music Relevant

Funny how even the most unseemingly unrelated things in fact are.

classical music. salesmen in africa. categories of people. conductors. conflict in ireland. sources of power. human kindness. new definitions of success. sparkling eyes.

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the planning of even the smallest addition is a remarkable feat of coordination: understanding intended uses and circulation patterns. daylighting. cooking habits. eating habits. family size. future needs. parking. zoning. permit fees. fixtures. paint color. contractor bids. electrical switches and outlets....

and in the end, the best additions are the ones that feel as if they have always been part of the home, that is to say, does not resemble an additions at all.

i guess in some ways, an architect is like being a conductor.