Tag Archive: design
We work on a lot of smaller projects that largely entail the internal reorganization of an existing house. Most often these are houses that were built in the 1960′s and the current homeowners are struggling with small, awkward kitchens and houses that are more formally arranged than currently lifestyles are well suited. New houses and [...]
We haven’t added new blog posts in quite a while as we have been more than ordinarily busy with a new joint venture – ACI design/build. Jim Walker and I have been friends since our Chicago-days, now almost 16 years ago. Jim is also an architect and he has spent many years with New York [...]
It is probably unfair to throw all of these in a single despicable category, but the abuses in the last 40 years are so egregious that only a complete moratorium on all mansard roofs will suffice to still the repulsion of most architects. A mansard roof is unusually a full story of a building masquerading [...]
some of the many years of sketchbooks with images of coffee shops and cafes from M. Gerwing Architects
more than beauty and function, many rooms have a kind of atmosphere, a history, that makes them intriguing.
First, it is not a product. Second, it is not a function of the architect’s ego. Third, it is not a function of the bank’s commodification And last, it is not a machine. When LeCorbusier first said “a house is a machine for living”, machines and technology were seen as liberating, not the soulless leviathans [...]