Integral House… Sold

Integral House… Sold

Some years ago, after hearing Brigitte Shim speak at a conference, I featured the Integral House in an article before construction finished in 2009. At the time of writing (2008), high quality photographs of the house were rare.

Recently the house came up for sale Continue reading “Integral House… Sold”

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Building the GTA V City Model

Building the GTA V City Model

This question orginally appeared on Quora: How long did the map* in GTA V take to build? Following is my answer in an edited and slightly expanded version.

The entire Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) model took at total of 4 years to build between 2008 and 2013. Continue reading “Building the GTA V City Model”

Managing Fast Track Laboratory Design

Managing Fast Track Laboratory Design

What is “fast track” lab design?

“The term… promises efficacious and accelerated construction and we can all accept that time is money. But, is it reasonable to expect that fast track construction will always live up to these optimistic prospects?” – Arthur O’Leary FAIA (Fast Track Construction: Is It Too Good To Be True? Can It Really Deliver?)

Yep. Good question Arthur.

In my experience the answer is: sometimes. But to know how and to see some built examples, read on.  Continue reading “Managing Fast Track Laboratory Design”