The first and only other time that I have visited Milan was over 20 years ago. I was 19 or so, and a close friend and I decided to take the train into Centrale without a place to stay and without a plan, other than… Read More
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A few observations about Venice
We are on the train headed to Milan this morning, so as is customary on this blog, here are a few observations from the last few days in Venice:
Harnessing air conditioning condensate
We spent yesterday and today at the Venice Biennale (both the Giardini and the Arsenale). I really enjoyed it and I’m glad that I was finally able to attend. One of my favorite exhibits was Bahrain’s. It is called “Sweating Assets”, and it’s a demonstration… Read More
Toronto’s next best photo-op is in the Junction
Today is a travel day, so I don’t have a whole lot to say. But BlogTO did just publish a story about our Junction placemaking sign: “This intersection is set to become Toronto’s next best photo-op.” I am also happy to report that the sign’s… Read More
Not for sale!
One of the things that I have wanted to do since I was in architecture school was visit the Venice Biennale. Partially because I would hear people say, ” so and so exhibited at the Biennale this year”, and that made it sound cool. But… Read More
All lit up in the Junction!
Friday was a busy day at Junction House. In the morning, we gave a hard hat tour to Toronto’s City Planning Division. They are currently revisiting the Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards, and so this was an opportunity to see what these standards translate to when… Read More
Junction House just got its placemaking art
Today was a fantastic day for the development manic meter. This was finally installed at Junction House: If you happen to find yourself in the area, check it out at 2720 Dundas Street West. And if you’d like to know a little bit about how… Read More
What would you do if you were Mayor?
Let’s assume that you’re Mayor of your city and that, for whatever reason, you have no need to pander to voters. You’re a benevolent dictator. You can do whatever you think is best overall for the city and it will just happen. What would you… Read More
/imagine prompt: A silver Land Rover Defender driving through a snowstorm in the mountains of Utah
Like everyone else, I have started playing around with Midjourney to create AI-generated images. Here are two that I created last night using the prompt: “A silver Land Rover Defender driving through a snowstorm in the mountains of Utah.” Now, you can tell that these… Read More
The Centre Pompidou in Paris now owns NFT art
Last week, the Centre Pompidou — which is Europe’s largest modern art museum — announced that it has acquired its very first NFTs (18 pieces by 13 artists) and that it will be exhibiting the collection this spring. This makes them the first museum in… Read More