From Private Home to Multipurpose Facility, or the Barn at Critter Creek by Furman + Keil Architects (Or BOTH; No Need to Pick Sides…)

In a previous life, Critter Creek existed as purely residential home for over 20 years, but its time was running out as it was scheduled for demolition for the family’s new home.  However, the family and design firm Furman+Keil Architects opted to re-purpose the building and relocate it to a new location in order to preserve the memories and spirit of the place. First, the … Continue reading From Private Home to Multipurpose Facility, or the Barn at Critter Creek by Furman + Keil Architects (Or BOTH; No Need to Pick Sides…)

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Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Their Country’s Destroyed Monuments

But a group of Syrian artists at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan have come together to salvage some memories of their country's lost treasures.

During Syria’s four-year war, a large number of the country’s ancient monuments and artifacts have been destroyed by both ISIS and Syrian bombs targeted at Islamic extremists. For example, in August 2015, ISIS destroyed Palmyra, known as one of the most important cultural centers on the planet.  That, however, won’t stop this group of Syrian refugee artists in Jordan (with some support from the United Nations and Internal Relief and Development) from constructing miniature models of Syria’s ancient architecture to salvage memories and artifacts for the Syria History and Civilization project. Continue reading “Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Their Country’s Destroyed Monuments”

Reflective Building Pi-Crowaves Stridering Battlegrounds – WIRed #59

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This week’s episode of WIRed discusses a reflective visitor’s centre in Australia, a Raspberry Pi-powered microwave, my memories of playing Strider on the Sega Genesis, The new WWE Battleground pay-per-view, and my NEW MONTHLY SERIES, “Doc’D”, which debuted this past Tuesday! HOORAY for NEW THINGS!! Continue reading “Reflective Building Pi-Crowaves Stridering Battlegrounds – WIRed #59”

"Vaya Con Dios" GamePro…

‘Tis a sad, sad, day… Reported earlier last week by owner IDG, starting today, December 4th, 2011, long-running gaming magazine GamePro will be shutting down their website and ceasing operations completely. Both the magazine and website have been a mainstay in the gaming community since the early 1990s. I remember getting my first issue of GamePro magazine all the way back in 1992 (I was … Continue reading "Vaya Con Dios" GamePro…

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