23 Jun 2015

I Am Listening

Dwelling on Three Words   Another post in the #Architalks blog post series. This month's theme - MY THREE FAVORITE WORDS.   When the theme for this post was issued, there was a rush of three word phrases and three word combinations that came to mind. Let’s do lunch. Let’s get started. Let’s go sailing. Let’s go fishing. We’re almost there. We made it! Make it happen. This looks great! It’s all yours. Here’s the

23 Jun 2015

Homework – Demolition

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single-handedly tackles renovation from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. Sunroom - Before  Beginning A highlighting feature of our house was the enclosed sunroom which overlooked

23 Jun 2015

Making Space and the Favorite Place

Dwelling on what makes the favorite place... Another post in the #Architaclks blog post series. Steam rises from a mug of morning goodness to catch the rays of the rising sun that streak sparingly at their shallow angle through the bay window. The spider fern there bends – reaches and joins a dance as a breeze catches the sheer curtains, briefly billowing into the room. The morning breeze makes its way over and buffers the

Architectural Story Telling – Discovery of a Passion

The third post in the #Architaclks blog post series.It was another one of those nights.  I floated out of a deep sleep to semi-consciousness.  A pleasant dream stirred and dissolved in the wake of thoughts regarding real life.  This slight disappointment became bitter when the numbers on the clock across the room came into dark focus.  There are oo many minutes before beginning the day to get out of bed, too few to go back to

13 Jun 2013

Hello and welcome!

Dwelling on a blog... What is MODwelling? I have pondered this more than many times since we launched Modus Operandi Design, PLLC. I have certain frustrations for modern policies, politics, and posturing that go into making a great piece of architecture. I also value their place in providing public safety and welfare with artistic value. The balance of frustration with and acceptance of the policies, politics, and posturing is only one example of the dance