CONTRIBUTOR Myles Alexander

Protecting your roots


As part of a retrospective that AIA Asheville (www.aiaasheville.org) has been assembling for the last couple of months, we were ecstatic to search through some of the old drawings from the Pack Place Library from the great grandfather of most local firms, 6 Associates….who also did houses, something we never knew. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

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Wrought iron entry gate design for the DiSanto Residence in Morganton, NC

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6Associates logo from 1968

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6A was the 75th firm licensed in the State of NC

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Old and New School


Here’s a great example of how we blend old school/hand sketching techniques, which communicates a big picture idea softly to a client, with new 3D BIM modeling techniques showing incredible detail – down to the Winter Solstice sun angle in drawing 5/G001.

SKMBT_C35213110718130    Carriker Pool_Central


Green Design & Development Still has to Make Someone Money


An awesome client of ours (in fact, our clients are pretty much all awesome) passed this article along:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/07/your-money/seeking-investments-that-are-profitable-and-a-little-bit-green.html?hp&_r=0

It seems to echo a trend we are noticing in the Asheville area of land developers realizing that a little bit of green design/construction is worth their green money. Our awesome client above talks about viewing money as another renewable resource and, if managed smartly, really does start to change how you can think about large scale development.

 

Keep an eye out for a couple of projects we’re working on with these forward-thinking developers that truly display a sense of stewardship – both environmentally and fiscally.

 


Days like today call for operable Architecture


Operable windows…I hope your building has them today! If yes, proceed to “Option A.” If no, proceed to “Option B” (catch the nerdy choose-your-own-adventure book reference?)

Option A – Open those suckers up!

Option B – Throw first available object through that window.

While you’re doing either, use this handy reference to determine which type of windows you actually have. Us…we’re blessed with double hungs.


ABC’s of Architects


I stumbled upon this great video which shows an alphabetical listing of architects throughout the world and their work (ORIGINAL BLOG).

 

We dig it!

The ABC of Architects from fedelpeye on Vimeo.

 


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