Published Writings 12 - as referred to by *

(Designed  in collaboration together with Don Erdman )  

 

Don loved Graphics, had a laconic sense of humor, and we practiced together as "ArchiTex[see project in Architecture in Greece in PUBLISHED WRITINGS 6]. . . and produced these two books for fun.

 

CHRISTMAS IN HOUSTON   

A deadpan 'provocation' on the context of a Climate and Social context alien to traditional ideas of "Winter" and "Yule-tide". A homage to Ed Ruscha's 'little books', especially COLORED PEOPLE;  our pages were printed one-sided/folded over (such as the Dutch Expressionist WENDINGEN series, and traditional Japanese books) to make the book "thicker". The book was Cited by Ada Louise Huxtable in the NYTimes 19 December 1977.

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THE MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS 

I worked with Don in ArchiTex while producing the AIA Guide 'HOUSTON an architectural guide' [see PUBLISHED WRITINGS 7 ]; as the Guide neared completion, we collaborated on producing another book, the subject of this Published Writings.

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PETER BLAKE scheme
Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
INITIAL SITE
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
NEW SITE
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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