Yona Friedman on Transformable Architecture

Since discovering Yona Friedman and his Ville Spatiale while writing my senior project in college I've been inspired his tireless advocacy of flexible human-centric environments. In this interview, filmed in his 96th year, he makes the case again for a new architectural approach centered on continual process and transformability. Many of his best known projects … Continue reading Yona Friedman on Transformable Architecture


I'm drawn to building types that are flexible, developed incrementally and unitary in design. The American Dogtrot house as a historical style carries these attributes and I think it is worth exploring for the straightforward design and performance features it offers. The style has transcended frontier utilitarianism, recently becoming a framing device for embracing the … Continue reading Dogtrot

New Urban Experiences of Mediated Communities

This is an extract and a draft of an article currently in process exploring the technologies, both current and emerging, that are driving the expression and the renewed promise of new communal living situations. Working together with my coauthor, the building technology consultant Tim Lehotsky, we've framed some questions around tech-enabled coliving to better understand … Continue reading New Urban Experiences of Mediated Communities