Designing Contextually in a Place Without Context

Before pursuing the question of what it means to design contextually, we need to make sure we are on the same page about the term context. The dictionary shows it to mean “the circumstances, background or setting where a particular act or event occurs.” As far as architecture is concerned, the context is usually thought … Continue reading

The Architectural Image: The Collector’s View

The National Building Museum recently conducted an interview with DMSAS President & Founder, David M. Schwarz to discuss one of their current exhibits, The Architectural Image 1920-1950. The exhibit, which is on display from now until May 3rd, is comprised entirely  of works from Mr. Schwarz’s personal collection. Washington Post art & architecture critic Phillip Kennicott reviewed the exhibit … Continue reading