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“Soffit” is a word that we architects and builders use so frequently that we forget that many clients have no idea what we are talking about.  A bit more about that below. A soffit is a section of ceiling that is dropped well below the underside of the roof or floor above.  What it creates […]

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“I look at these photographs with a prurient interest, the way that I might look at the beds of notorious courtesans.”  John Updike, in the Introduction to Jill Kementz’s The Writer’s Desk  Joan Didion We have worked on a number of rooms that are creative work spaces.  Some of these have been as “home offices” […]

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Lebbeus Woods passed away last week.  It is almost impossible to overemphasize the impact that this “paper” architect has had on the world of architecture.  A long-time professor at Cooper Union, he directly influenced generations of students at one of the most important schools in the world, during its most profoundly influential period.  But it […]

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