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03/15/12
silhouette soliloquy
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Posted by: dwellius @ 1:14 am

How can I verbalize one of my favorite random photos…maybe I’ll get to the root of silhouettes?  Or is it contre-jour?  French for “against daylight,” contre-jour photographs often render the central object as a darker silhouette surrounded by a soft, halo-esque light…

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03/13/12
elevated culture
Filed under: object
Posted by: dwellius @ 6:55 pm

Working with a Civil Engineer on the coast of North Carolina, I was exposed to this common practice amongst the locals: elevate your existing structure, build a new foundation, and voila! instant two-story!  This home had been flooded multiple times over the years, and following Hurricane Irene, the owners decided it was time to rise above.

Also worth noting: the owners were still living “upstairs” as we designed the foundation that would replace this temporary structure.

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03/12/12
my discovery of: Norman Jaffe
Filed under: subject, object
Posted by: dwellius @ 5:04 pm



In summer 2011 I visited Rodanthe, NC and got to experience this unique 1966 beach house, which was listed for sale. I am not the new proud owner of this time-capsule of modern design, but I still return to Norman Jaffe’s architecture and life story for inspiration: http://www.normanjaffe.com/  

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