A4: Newport Movie Settings

A4: Newport Movie Settings

Generally, if given a choice, most movie directors would prefer to shoot movies or TV shows on a set because that way they can control every aspect of the design and not be constrained in their shooting by the realities of life. But in some situations, the cost to...
A4: Architectural Historian Vincent Scully

A4: Architectural Historian Vincent Scully

Many people have teachers that we particularly remember as having had an especially large impact on their lives and careers. For me, that teacher was Vincent Scully, who taught Architecture at Yale University from 1947 when he was still completing his PhD until 1991...
A4: Solar Tech

A4: Solar Tech

At the UN Climate Summit (COP26) occurring now in Glasgow, Scotland, there has been a clear call from all of the leading economies of the world that the catastrophic effects of climate change are beginning to occur now and to a greater severity than even the most...
A4: Roundabouts

A4: Roundabouts

Many architects are also urban planners because buildings are just a piece of a larger “architectural fabric” that is our towns and cities. Urban Design is a specialty in of itself because many of the elements of the process are different than the design of individual...
A4 Historic Roofs

A4 Historic Roofs

Architecture began when primitive mankind put a branch between two posts and then hung it with leaves to try to keep the rain out. Some of the Iroquois Long Houses were just long branches bent into an arch and then covered in bark. The desire to keep the water out and...
A4 / Blog Power

A4 / Blog Power

A4 Architecture started a blog more than 10 years ago when the concept of a web log (or “Blog” for short) was a novel and unusual thing, particularly for an architect. Back then, building owners still found their architects by looking in the “yellow pages”, which is...