Monthly Archives: July 2013

Design Inspiration

What influences good design?  I've been thinking a lot lately about what influences there are on a building design. From the way that a home is laid out to how a large skyscraper soars into the sky, there are a lot of different things that can inspire design. And inspiration can come from anywhere. It can be as simple as a metal footbridge, or as abstract as the mission of a government agency.

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Congratulations to the 2013 MA Design Award Winners

When it comes to pushing the envelope of metal architecture design, the winners of the 2013 Metal Architecture Design Awards have all managed to do it successfully. I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again: design awards have to be my favorite time of the year. Seeing the variety of projects that are submitted each year and having the opportunity to listen as the judges discuss the entries is fascinating. Hearing them debate the merits of a particular project, its design and elements, reinforces how much I love learning about architecture and design.

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