Imitation-bricked windows in a new apartment building and a “classic” touch-tone telephone. What do these have in common? Among designers both can count on reactions ranging from scorn and contempt to irritation and anger. But why? Continue reading
“Less is More”, a famous German architect once said. Nonsense, of course; Less is just less.
With an area of over 3500 m2, Dean Gardens Estate was, at the time of its completion in 1992, the largest residence in Atlanta. The owner, software tycoon Larry Dean, put it back on sale again just two years later. Finally, after17 years it sold for $ 7 million, a fraction of the original construction costs. Why? Continue reading
In a world where almost everything is designed, it can be a relief to come across something that has obviously NOT been designed. What characterizes design? Continue reading
My five years old son’s teacher told me that the letter M is by far the best-known letter among toddlers. The reason is not difficult tob e guessed. We all know the symbol, but where does it come from? Continue reading