Building is a slow process requiring collaboration with dozens, or even hundreds, of consultants and builders.

Writing, on the other hand, is usually a solo activity and, even given the struggle some of us have to craft words, is relatively fast.  We write because we are impatient, because we have something to say, and because not everything we have to say can be said in 3D form.

However, the pressure of the blog is relentless. Every day something may strike us as worthy of comment, but formalizing those views daily is a discipline few possess.

So our blog will be nonlinear, undated entries longer than a quip and shorter than an essay. Easy for us to write and even easier for you to read.

Kind of win-win.



Happy Birthday to US
What is an Expo?
Why Small Houses (Still) Matter
Collapsible Bicycle Helmet
Technocrat Priest
The View from (Google) Earth
Love Letter to a Cantilever
10 Years After
Some Watches
I ♥ Pen(cil)s
The Greatest Grid
Vestige(s) of Empire
The Architecture of Identity
A Letter to George
Glass House Conversations The Glass House was radical beyond imagination in 1949, but if created today it might seem tame, or just another house in Dwell magazine... [more]
Monica Pidgeon 1913-2009
On Memory and Architecture Even the Futurists had to react against something; history, memory, the past, the present. While the artist may invent entirely new expressions, the architect is inextricably bound to memory. [more]
Architecture & Death
Morality & Architecture
Waffle House
Paperclips of Gold
The Importance of Public Space
How I Became a Designer
The Architecture of Identity II
Le Corbusier Le Cabanon on his birthday
Eileen Gray at 135
Goodbye MHT
Sol Lewitt, meet Emery Roth
Pictures of Pictures
Leaving Pentagram
Biber Architects moves...sideways
New Offices!
Goodbye Mesa Grill
Superbowl Stuff: The Locker Rooms

Talks & Films

James Biber, in a new film
Identity Crisis
Designers & Books
Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis
Architecture & Identity An Illustrated Talk given online to the Northwest University Architecture Club. [more]
Design Matters
POLIMI talk on USA Pavilion


Defrosting the Hamptons
The London Telegraph
Casabella 805
Harley-Davidson Under Construction
The Harley-Davidson Museum
100 Ideas in PRINT
The Russian Garbo
Modern Views
Architect Magazine
Pentagram Compendium
The Glass House Sketchbook
Houses of the Hamptons
Pentagram Book V
Pentagram Profile
Restaurants That Work
Architectural Toys