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Florida Architect John Henry blogs on a variety of subjects, from personal thoughts about state of the art architectural design and historical examples to motivational topics, local Orlando information, and humorous stories.
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The beautiful ochre and stone houses that dot the Italian countryside sit by themselves on acres of green fertile fields and cypress trees.  The same building techniques are used for houses in the towns and villages.  Thick stone walls hold up wood beamed roofs and ceilings.  Stucco is the favori...
11/08/2018
Many years ago in Izmir Turkey, my Greek mother matched the son of a lowland farming family with the daughter of a mountain fruit orchard producer.  There was a great wedding and much joy.  Many people were happy and this calming gesture was the final salve on any possible political uneasiness be...
11/06/2018
Yes, this is an early post for two reasons: something special is happening today.  And, if I don't post this early in the week Kathy and Carol can't rescue my blog from oblivion! haSo the meme above grabbed me a few days ago and thought it would be apropos today.  Hilarious, except SO true.  Hope...
11/06/2018
While the Mediterranean Diet, as I have written, is more than just eating particular foods but includes lifestyle/climate/attitude, there are other parts of the world that lay a claim to longevity due to several other factors.In 2005 Don Buettner identified in National Geographic 5 'Blue Zones' t...
11/05/2018
This was an article written by branding consultant Tim Asimos in 2014, addressing the architect/engineering/construction industry.  I think it has applications to AR members. Establishing, conveying, and maintaining a powerful brand is a critical component of an AEC firm’s marketing strategy. “On...
11/05/2018
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11/05/2018
"Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"Like real estate agents, architects meet with their clients at the beginning to find out exactly what they have in mind.  (I think lawyers call this 'discovery' in the event all the facts don't come out.)  The same pri...
11/04/2018
This morning our neighbor mentioned that 50 kids came by begging for candy last night.  One of the children was accompanied by her mother.  She handed out an envelope which had her business card and a monogrammed pen inside.She said this: "For a great treat with no tricks, please contact me.  I a...
11/01/2018
Thanks AR members for a great 6 month run!I have learned much, I have tried to post things that would be of interest.I have met some great people and frankly this has been almost cathartic.I don't have property listings to post, only what I have learned as an architect over the past 40 years.  An...
11/01/2018
Inspired by Holly Weatherwax's post this morning on the notion of Community, I let my mind wander, as I am wont to do, and during breakfast with a group of friends, I put the same question up about why our communities are falling apart or not functioning.  There was a clear answer by a friend who...
10/31/2018
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