Richardson Romanesque Architecture – Doc’D #17

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Continue reading “Richardson Romanesque Architecture – Doc’D #17”

PractitioNERD ReNERDsance: SocialMonsters.org take ‘A Look at US Homes’

shutterstock_66460345David J and the gang over at SocialMonster.org passed along this interesting article/graphic on American residential architecture from Massachusetts to New Mexico, taking a look into the melting pot of architectural styles that found their places in regions of the United States. Check out the entire article/graphic after the break! Continue reading “PractitioNERD ReNERDsance: SocialMonsters.org take ‘A Look at US Homes’”

The Great “Oreo” Lie – Rant ‘N Resolve #8

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Digging into his own personal experience, in this month’s edition of “Rant ‘N Resolve,” host Montez McCrary recounts his feelings on the term “Oreo” used negatively toward black people (meaning “black on the outside, white on the inside), why the term is downright dumb, and why it should fade away, never to return again. Continue reading “The Great “Oreo” Lie – Rant ‘N Resolve #8″

A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11

This week, this house is brought to you by the letter “Y,” you can soon talk to the hand (literally), behind the scenes on indie game development, and how to be a pro wrestling art snob.
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Frank Gehry’s Residence, 2012 AIA 25-Year Award Winner; Can You See The House?

I hope you can see it; it should be the easiest Where’s Waldo puzzle you’ve ever come across (remember Waldo kids?). The American Institute of Architects (remember them) conducted an interview with famed architect Frank Gehry — the recipient of the 2012 25-Year Award and architect of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial project — to talk about his unorthodox residence in Santa Monica that has hugely impacted and influenced architectural practice and theory in the last 30+ years.  Plus, there’s a story that the Homeowner’s Association forced Gehry to put a chain link fence on the property, so he did; by incorporating it INTO the house itself.  Now that’s what we, on the internet, call “pwnage.”  Check out more about the house (and a video; ooh-la-la) after the break.

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Assassin’s Creed III confirmed by UbiSoft; the Assassins to Tag Team with George Washington (possibly)

After some American Revolution-era based Assassin’s Creed images and artwork was leaked a several days ago, Ubisoft has finally confirmed both the game’s setting and box art.

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Black History: Paul R. Williams, First African-American Member of the AIA, FAIA (1894 – 1980)

Continuing with the celebration of Black History Month, I want to introduce architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA.  Mr. Williams was a Los Angeles-based architect, and a Fellow Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); in fact, he became the first African-American member of the AIA in 1923, and the first African-American voted Fellow in 1957.  He  practiced largely in Southern California, and designed many public and private buildings, as well as the homes of numerous Hollywood star, ranging from Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz, and Lon Chaney.

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