feels good to be at home. it's much cleaner, believe it or not, than the city. reasons for why i'm in love with the suburbs, nowadays.

1. everywhere i walk, it doesn't smell like urine.
2. it doesn't take an hour to travel a mile.
3. space is cheaper.
4. people are nicer.
5. more honost people in the 'burbs.
6. grocery shopping doesn't take half a day.
7. not as many beggers.
8. when i talk to people, it doesn't feel like i'm getting ripped off or taken advantage of.
9. family
10. the doZer.


D. Vermeleun: "ED, GET BACK TO WORK!"

e. liang: "WHAT!...architecture goes good with beer."

son of a b!tch!! gimme some publicity already. . . i'll never forget the last words of my time at cranbrook. "im afraid your work isn't public enough." give me a break. screw the public, it's making me more selfish. so, this is strike two. . .

i was thinking of proposing something for a project at emanate.org, but pro-bono work just wouldn't cut it for my situation right now. galleries in chelsea are cheezy to me, so i guess it's time to venture into something new.

"Dear Architecture and the Mail participant:

Several months ago we wrote to you to inform you that your project
was selected for inclusion in the Architectural League's project,
Architecture and the Mail.

I am writing now, with great regret, to tell you that we have had to
cancel the project. After much effort over the past several months
to work with the submissions we received, we determined that we did
not have a critical mass of material that would allow us to realize
the project in a way that would honor its original intention. This
has been extremely disappointing for us, as we're sure it is for you.

Thank you for your interest in and support of this project and we
appreciate your patience over the past several months.


Rosalie Genevro
Executive Director, The Architectural League

Hunter Tura and Jeannie Kim,
Project Organizers"


250 Bowery

. . . so here's what i'm currently investing most of my time on these days. CD's for a hotel on "the bowery." the renderings are by corey hoelker of FLAnk Architects. the facade is by Front Inc. it has a metal corten perforated screen and will rust over time. there will be an extensive green roof, and a vertical screen for ivy to grow vertically to provide shade on the west facade of the building. It is currently proposing a geothermal system (largest in nyc) and seeking LEED gold. CD's are scheduled to be finished mid-october. there's a lot of recycled material that will be used within the high end residential building. old timber from the previous buildings will be used in the lobby, stairways, bar, and club. there will be an art gallery on the bowery as well. it'll be the new hotness on the bowery amongst all the she she lounges in the lower east side.

...don't ask how i get from one place to another. sometimes i wonder for myself. going from the suburbs to a city, from building a strawbale house to a high end hotel. from going to school to downright practice and profession. i'm waiting for what's next and i'm somewhat anxious to find out.
work is so un-inspiring. i'd rather be sifting.