This piece was written in response to the Wall Street Journal article, "Monumentally Mediocre," about the construction of the new Eisenhower Memorial in D.C.. The monument cost taxpayers $150 million to construct. Not only is a classical design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. monumentally less expensive for the taxpayer, but it is also …
Using examples from around the world, I make the case for classic streets as an answer to today's traffic and road congestion problems.
Using the analogy of Rube Goldberg's complicated machines and the example of Chinese cities, I discuss the missteps taken in the pursuit of sustainable modernist architecture, and what we can learn from our ancestors.
The saving grace of the house is a utility room with a claw foot, cast iron bathtub, tucked into it, ...to recover from the inevitable hangover.