charles eliot: Charles Eliot, The "Human-Scale" Architect I'd Like to Thank in GREEN for Changing the World! - 11/21/07 07:22 AM
                                                             
 Today I send a happy bow of thanks to Charles Eliot, one very talented arhitect who found himself on the grounds of a castle in Europe and, drinking in the "energy of the place" managed to put it all in perspective and thus change the world.  
Like many others, this man believed that  buildings and their architectural features must be taken in context; must be appreciated from the viewpoint of the land on which they stand.
From this viewpoint, human beings remain in the equation,and from-it, too, the eco-friendly traits we all can enjoy emanate... . 
So today,thankfully, I'm telling the story of the Father of … (12 comments)

charles eliot: The Human-Scale Architect Pioneer: Charles Eliot - 12/24/06 05:38 AM
I'm sending this along in appreciation and celebration of Sharon Simms' NEW GROUP, Building Architecture and Dings. I approached the subject of this article back around Thanksgiving. Like Ines' article, it didn't get much notice at the time, but I loved writing it anyway.. I was feeling appreciative and sentimental. Thanksgiving does it to me every year. History does it to me. Imagine how amazing it is for me to live in a city (Asheville, N.C.) -- known not only for historic charm, but for  architectural diversity...Romanesque Revival,Victorian, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Georgian, Classical Revival, Art Deco, Craftsman, Bungalow...Cabins and Castles. 
              Here is one such castle, the Biltmore House at the Biltmore Estate   … (15 comments)

 
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