I came across this article on Archdaily, the AIA has ranked the most architecturally important cities and surprisingly Columbus, IN ranks 6th, behind New York, San Francisco, Chicago and others. I am a lover of architecture, so I found this uniquely interesting. It’s just a day trip away – on a saturday you could take an architectural tour of Chicago and the next day a trip to Columbus, IN and take in the architecture the has earned this honor. The AIA Columbus chapter site is dedicated to all things architectural in Columbus. A great place to start your tour planning. This is sounding like a weekend I need to set-up!
English: City Hall in Columbus, Indiana, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- English: Former City Hall of Columbus, Indiana, now the Columbus Inn. Category:Images of Columbus, Indiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Tagged AIA, AIA Columbus, American Institute of Architects, ArchDaily, architectural tour, Architecture, Chicago, Columbus, Columbus Indiana, great architecture, Indiana, New York, New York City, NewYork, San Francisco
I’m not ususally one for murals or wall art or wallpaper for that matter. But There are several murals on this site that I could work with. More Urban, not cheesy that add some flair cost effectively. This eye is abstract Wall Art. The idea is decorate your place with Dimension. These designs are from Murals Your Way. They offer so many options from Architectural to Abstract, to Nature, Retro, Kids, Scenes, Places and so much more. The sky is the limit creativity-wise.
Customize a home setting with Beach Art, a cement wall where there isn’t one, the Eiffel tower deco collage, a fire escape or a bright red telephone booth for a wonderful pop of color.
Whatever your design aesthetic, there are so many options to consider.
Posted in Home Gadgets, modern, robert john anderson
Tagged Architecture, Art, arts, Design, dimension, illustration, Mural, murals your way, Painting, urban murals
designslinger has a recent post about designslinger: Floating Floors. It happens to be a building I love and have shown it several times.
Like he shares, you do get this mind trick that you’re floating when looking outside because of the floor-to-ceiling glass and extended concrete floors. They add a unique texture and style to the building that extends beyond the glass box inspired Mies frame.
Milton Schwartz took what was successful Mies architecture and added these ‘floating floors’ to create his own unique stamp in the city of Chicago at 320 W. Oakdale Ave. Thank you Milton.
Architecture is just one of the many reasons I love this city. So many, many reasons….
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Tagged 320 W. Oakdale Ave, Architecture, Chicago, Coolestate, Design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mies, Milton Schwartz, modern, Real estate
Starbucks Signals A Rising Neighborhood – If a Starbucks opens in a new neighborhood, then it’s time to buy a home there. What do you think? One Venti Americano please!
via Starbucks Signals A Rising Neighborhood – Business Insider###.
Read a very recent article from Chicago Tribune interviewing me on Buyers, sellers and the state of the market. In general, Low interest rates and inventory fuel home sales.
Buyer confidence is up. As I was running around Saturday and Sunday, I kept bumping into the same brokers showing properties and they all looked tired and busy. It’s exciting!
You can get a great property right now at low rate and desirable prices before the end of the year. It’s a definite reason to buy, not rent.
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Tagged Buyer confidence, buyers, Chicago Tribune, desirable areas, desirable prices, inventory, low rates, Real estate, sellers
As I’m showing a south facing listing at 360 E. Randolph, I find myself really missing the trees of grant park, as are the residents in this building and surrounding buildings in the New East Side. We’re hoping it’s all worth it in the end. What do you think?
The New East Side Organization
website has a wealth of data on this project and many others in the area. If anyone is on the side of the park, its this organization.
This video produced by Eric Hines Photography is so very well done that I have to share. It captures Chicago in all its glory from street to clouds, day and night. As I watched I was mesmerized.