Posta Aerea 10

Posta Aerea 10

So it is 2014, where has the time gone? As I reflect back on the previous year and plan towards the current one I like to go back and assess where my blogging is going. And after reading Posta Aerea 09, it seems I missed the mark. Surprisingly, I began to write this post in my head and then found I had already written it in January 2011. While some of my points and goals are still valid, I find myself asking questioning what do I want to accomplish with my branded blog network.

In 2006, the blogosphere was still in its infancy particularly in terms of architecture blogs. Many initial architecture blogging pioneers have folded. While other classic writers continue to this day such as: A Daily Dose of Architecture, Atelier A+D and Build Blog among others. A few have exploded into huge conglomerations like ArchDaily, Architizer, Archinect and Archello for example. Still others have become more intimate by giving a personal perspective on the practice of architecture by sharing both its joys and pitfalls. If you have never been to these two blogs please visit, Life of an Architect or Coffee with an Architect to understand what I mean.

And now having name dropped for a paragraph, I want to come full circle and offer my future and past readers my goals for this network in the coming year. I would love this network to become a hybrid of sorts. I want east coast Architecture review to be both a place to find unique and intriguing architecture projects as well as to provide a personal practice perspective as someone who is practicing the profession. I hope readers will find this refreshing and something that they will want to read from time to time. I also would love to interact with you, the subscribers, more often than in the past. So please feel free to leave insightful comments or questions so that I may respond.

I once again ask beg my viewers to submit projects for inclusion in the Intriguing Earth Architecture series by going to our Flickr pool and leaving the appropriate project info, photos, etc. I would prefer finished/built projects as they provide inspiration for both young architects and professionals alike. Thank you in advance for your submission.

Respectfully,

Bradley Swarts, editor

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Posta Aerea 09

Dirigible

So where have we been? Frequent visitors may have noticed the lapse in posts as of late. Well a lot is going on in our lives right now including the downturn in the economy which has affected this author personally. Like so many in the climate we were hit by the inevitable layoffs that have circled the globe but particularly in the United States. We are keeping a keen eye on the recovery and are optimistic that things will turn around in the next 6-18 months. We might write an article on this at another time but for now we will concentrate on more upbeat news, competitions, videos and projects.

We have several exciting things planned for the upcoming year including a more concerted effort to provide more content for you to actually peruse. One thing that has become clear is that there are several quality blogs regarding our profession that have come online since this blog’s inception in 2006. We do not have the staff, nor the time, to compete with them so our focus will be to stick with what or who we know and provide content based on that criteria. We would recommend the following blogs as part of your daily inspiration as well as ecAr:  Arch Daily, A Daily Dose of Architecture, Architizer, Atelier A+D, Build Blog, brute force collaborative just to name a few.

Visitors to this blog who enjoy our Intriguing Earth Architecture series we implore you to contribute projects to our Flickr pool for inclusion on our site. We just do not have the time to scour the entire internet or possibly know of every great project that might fit the taglines of architecture, modern design, urbanism and sustainability. So please add to the collaborative effort to share unique and amazing projects with the rest of our profession and its followers. Besides it is free advertisement for those who are featured!

Here is to a more successful and prosperous new year to everyone and thank you in advance to anyone that wants to contribute. We look forward to giving you more diversions in architecture in 2011.

Bradley Swarts, editor

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