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Arnold Johnson
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Computer art dabbler, abstract art, concept architecture
Computer art dabbler, abstract art, concept architecture

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When I came into architecture concepts I fell in love with  books 'Nomadic Furniture' n Nomadic Furniture 2' by James Hennessey and Victor Papaney, 1973, 1974 Pantheon Books. Mostly because folks were a traveling college crowd. Today the focus is on the Tiny House. Traveling about with a whole house in tow, hmmmm...I've never done it. BUT, seems many tiny homes I've seen still are packing conventional furnishings to be comfortable or that's what available. Might have to invent new twists on things to have tiny house and space too, maybe not own so much or make a shield that doubles as a wok, hubcap and satellite dish.
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Snowed in, tired of drawing, first attempt modeling from sketchbook ideas. Corrugated cardboard was low quality and also my skills, but I nailed the concept. Better planning and better materials next time.
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A house in the city lives for 100 years if built well, our cars update every 6 months, the one we own a few years. Fashion changes by the season. We live in older spaces with consumer life styles. When will the modern look or a tinge of the future come to our neighborhood? The modern is left to the can pay to escape wealthy, we of shorter pocket depth clamour over nostalgia and trendy, our kids say "dated!" "Stuck with it!", I fire back. "Unless we change it."

It is hard to replace an old relic with a fresh 'n' new, codes and oldview boards keep everything the same and when in doubt, greenspace it. "What the heck is that?" It's going to be with us 100 years and force us to update the whole dang city. An eye sore, doesn't match our forefather's Western Reserve style. Dude, you got four fathers? Grunge futures, devistation and anarchy futures, God will level the playing field, we will migrate to or invade another planet, a pristine white walled sterile and tech driven world. We live in imagination to escape and bring nothing back into the physical we live in day to day. It will never be time for the future to arrive, but the next step towards that direction is always in front of us. Why do we fear that next step?
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as wonderful as 3d computer drawing is, it still can't match the quickness of my offline sketchbook. Then I stumbled upon 3d physical models. I'm working on 3 models of homes from my sketchbooks. Man are they clumsy looking, but the form is good.
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Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes, the garments to wear in his homes and perscribed the mannerisms to fully appreciate living in his homes. I thought this was arrogant of him. Then thought, if I designed a break the mold house I would also envision the type of person who would live in it. Ha ha, how arrogant of me.
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scanning, scanning, the net to see the afrofuture, lots of faces, fashions, things bought, no dwellings of our design. We adapt, we utilize, we do not design and build, need to change this.

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