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With no place to go but home, I've attended to several projects around the house and yard, which I'd not gotten around to. These projects include: reading back issues of our Home Group magazines; sorting through the junk mail; planting new trees and shrubs in my garden; power washing the back porch and cleaning out the attic.
“Maintenance is Preservation.” Hugh Miller, FAIA
Opinion On Executive Order for the Classical Style in Federal Buildings
“Wellness” is the design solution de jour. Not long ago, our “design matters” solutions were energy efficiency, community, sense of place and identity, resilience, safety, security, convenience, much of it aided and abetted by new technology. When we roll all these benefits together in the buildings we design, it makes us feel relevant. Design does matter and so do we.
Having previously considered Metaphysics and Epistemology, this essay deals with the final of the three branches of Classical philosophy: Ethics. In this essay I delve into our relation with Aesthetics—how things ought to appeal to the senses as well as Morality—how ought we be disposed to ourselves, other people, nature and the craft itself.
"Materials and Methods: Windows & Exteriors," the third Traditional Building Conference of 2019 took place at Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.