Tag Archive: design

Philly’s New Pop-Up Pool: Tactical Urbanism or Just Plain Common Sense?

How about both? The City of Philadelphia has more outdoor public pools per capita than any other major city in the U.S. but unfortunately some people (myself included) pictured Philly’s public pools as… Continue reading

On Location: Houston’s Alabama Theater

The Alabama Theater opened in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston in November of 1939. It was designed in the Art Deco – Streamline Moderne style and could seat more than 700 people. The… Continue reading

Philadelphia: Design Au Naturel

You don’t need a festival to find great design in Philadelphia. Here are a few examples from my collection.

Design Philadelphia: Recommendations for the Urban Planner

Beginning today, Design Philadelphia is a 5-day event showcasing all aspects of design. Hundreds of exhibits, tours, performances, workshops and more have been planned across the City for now through Sunday. Unless you… Continue reading

ReSpace: Designing with Salvaged Materials

You may have heard of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores that sell salvaged building materials and fixtures. Some stores even offer deconstruction programs with the ability to disassemble entire houses and save as much… Continue reading