An interesting article about patterns carved into the snow and what it reveals about designing public spaces .
fantastic shots of old storefronts! this bldg is very similar to the tenement museum. of interest- the secondary windows inside display windows. love how you get two levels of commercial space out of one facade. very dynamic street front. impossible to recreate today because of accessibility laws…
if only we could be free of some U.S. building codes…
an interesting fact gleaned at tenement museum: the average 3 room apt was 330sf. some of the ground floor units were 300sf.
this japanese house: 600sf
the carriage house in oakland: 380sf
my flat: 1600sf
brick house: 96sf on ground level, 80sf in mezzanine and loft
40′ shipping container: 293sf