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Allison Drinkwater Johnson
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LESSON #000 SCHOOLHOUSE INTRODUCTION
Why Learn About Architecture? All people in the civilized world live in, work in, study in, play in buildings.  Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors.  I’m not saying this is good (in fact, as soon as you’re done with this lesson, GO OUTSIDE)....
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FINDING PURPOSE
What is the difference between the purpose of architecture & the purpose of art? Primavera (1482) by Sandro Botticelli.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Art Newcomb pottery c.1910. Image courtesy of Wikimedia FINE ART has no practical purpose.  It is m...
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SO YOU'RE BUILDING (or BUYING?) A HOME
Some things everyone should do before building (and most of these should be done before buying an existing home as well): Determine the BUDGET  & TIMELINE Choose a NEIGHBORHOOD Establish a PROGRAM Plan your HOME Planning by committee: What if "YOUR" is "OUR...
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SO YOU'RE BUILDING A HOME
DRAFT Some things everyone should do before building: Determine the BUDGET  & TIMELINE Choose a NEIGHBORHOOD Establish a PROGRAM Plan your HOME Hire your TEAM 1.  Budget & Timeline How much house can you afford?  See this post . Timewise, do you need to sec...
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OUR HOME
Saw this beautiful video the other day reminding us that we are stewards--not owners--of the earth.  Thought I would share: -ally
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FASHION, COMMUNICATION & DRESS CODES
Clothing Communicates We "don't wear things in a vacuum."  There are many social and historical implications in what we wear.  See this thought-provoking article on cultural appropriation . We can communicate so many things with our clothing and grooming: S...
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YOUR HERITAGE (& buildings)
Pioneer Day, July 24 We just had Pioneer Day here in Utah.  It's meant to celebrate the arrival of folks who had crossed the plains and the mountains before a railroad was available to carry them.  Many of the people who live here are descended from these b...
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#019 HOMEWORK: RATE YOUR HOME
I'm going to assume that not everyone is taking this class because they're building a new building. Is it possible to rate your home as it is?  Not really by the letter* of the system, but the spirit of the system...  Sure! Let's take those rude questions f...
#019 HOMEWORK: RATE YOUR HOME
#019 HOMEWORK: RATE YOUR HOME
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URBUS & COUNTRYSIDE
Elizabeth Gaskell 1851 portrait by George Richmond Elizabeth Gaskell was a writer and friend of Charles Dickens .  She wrote for his journal, Household Words . In 1855's  North & South (one of those novels you can read again and again), Gaskell has set her ...
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TINY: a documentary
THIS movie (2013) explores an attempt to DIY a tiny house.... You can stream the hour-long movie on Netflix . Check out the trailer below: Tiny Stats:  located in Harsel, Colorado temporary structure on a trailer with wheels (to get around minimum square fo...
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