Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Windows And Doors At Arcosanti And Cosanti

My last post had no pictures so I hope to make up for that now.

 I have covered the work of Paolo Soleri enough now 
that I will make his own label covering his work
 at Arcosanti and Cosanti as well as the updates I have added 
about the amphitheater he designed in Santa Fe, N.M.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Buying Real Estate

     My wife and I sold our fixed up home that we had owned for 13 years back in June of '07. Since that time we have been looking at real estate, mostly in New Mexico, but also just about anywhere we have been in this country and Mexico. It is always fun to speculate how we would like to live in different places. We rarely pass up an open house put on by realtors. In the years before we have bought and sold 2 homes without a realtor and 1 home with a realtor all told.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Free Form Stairway

I want to get back to stairways and one of the coolest 
I have seen lately is one that Andrew has built.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Update #3

     Laura Paskus has a good article in the Santa Fe Reporter that came out today on the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater and the Santa Fe Indian School. The feature article is Redemption Song. For more links on Soleri, Arcosanti, and Cosanti go to my update from July 12th - Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Update.

     Paskus is an excellent writer and her article is well balanced on what has become quite a controversy in the Santa Fe area about whether the amphitheater should be torn down or not. She also includes some history on the Santa Fe Indian School. Enjoy.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stone Work In Silver City

Since we are in Silver City, N. M. for a good part 
of this summer I want to continue with some
 of the building techniques that I see around town.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Woodworking By Rob Stout

I have highlighted some of the work of Rob Stout in 3 previous posts:
 and his work was included in Door Handles And Latches on 6/24.

Now I want to show some of his woodworking skills.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tile Mosaic in Silver City

We are currently in Silver City, New Mexico
 and yesterday I went by this beautiful mosaic wall 
and the owner and artist, Jan, was happy to let me take photos.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater Update

     This blog has followed the work of Paolo Soleri in three previous posts: on April 4th - Arcosanti; on April 16th - Cosanti; and on May 25 a link to the plans to demolish Paolo Soleri Amphitheater in Santa Fe. My wife just alerted me to two articles in the Santa Fe Reporter on the issue: from June 11th - Frances Abeytas Fire and June 21st - Stewart Udalls Life. I am not sure where things stand at this point but I am not hopeful that the amphitheater can be save.

Mudding The St. Francis De Assi Church

     I ran across this article in the Santa Fe New Mexican this morning on remudding the St. Francis de Assi Church in Ranchos de Taos. This is an annual affair and gives a nice account how this is done. Building with adobe is still an important part of life in northern New Mexico and is not just an oddity enjoyed by the rich or owner-builders.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Window Gardens Of Guanajuato

Window gardens of Guanjuato, Guanajuato are to be seen 
all over the central historic area.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

An Adobe Tower

I have wanted to build a tower for some time
 and I am not sure of the motivation, 
but my friend Andrew has already accomplished the feat. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

More Stone Carving In Mexico

On our way back from Mexico we stopped at this stone yard, 
Canteras Guadalajara, in Imuris, Sonora 
just about 40 miles south of Nogalos, Arizona.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What Is Wrong With This House?

We are currently in the Silver City, New Mexico area
 and just down the street from where we are staying 
is this seemingly empty but very new house
 in the county just outside the city limits.
So far we have not seen anybody in or around this house.
 We don't know if it a foreclosure or what.
 There is no for sale sign and it just seems 
to have been sitting empty for quite awhile.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Monticello's Gardens

     I ran across this article in the New York Times this morning: At Monticello, Jefferson's Methods Endure. For the slide show click here. Enjoy