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Real Spiritual: Decline

Brian Akers | Posted 08.30.2016 | Religion
Brian Akers

While traditional church may be in decline mine is just starting to thrive. If I listen to this narrative that "churching" is going out of style I might hang up my hat and think, "I got to the party too late and now no one wants to dance anymore."

Real Spirituality Is a Consistent Regimen

Brian Akers | Posted 08.18.2016 | Religion
Brian Akers

Over the last 23 years as a Religious Scientist, many of those being the most formative years of my life, I've observed one thing that's caught my attention more than anything else; New Thought practitioners as well as members of traditional faiths have forgotten the real importance of consistency.

Real Spiritual: Common Ground

Brian Akers | Posted 08.13.2016 | Religion
Brian Akers

All of us are equal receivers of God's good, given the freedom to explore how to become magnificent avenues through which that good may flow. When we get less hung up on how we commune with the infinite source we become more available to how much good we can allow to flow through us and into the world.

Hudson Yards: A Landscape for All the People

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Hudson Yards in particular has challenged conventional thinking and brought about a one-of-kind collaboration between planners, developers, architects, landscape architects, engineers and even soil scientists.

Real Social: Buying & Selling

Brian Akers | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Brian Akers

It would seem that one of the most pervading topics these days is the art of buying and selling. From real estate and investment banking to political campaigns and global economics, the relationships between money and society range from the subtle to the obscene.

Real Spiritual: Permission Granted

Brian Akers | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Brian Akers

There have been so many times in my life, today included, when I have been given a choice to either try and be clever and repeat the patterns of my past or to choose to have trust and faith in the idea that God is willing to support and nurture my wildest dreams.

Fighting Fire With Water

Brian Akers | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brian Akers

One year at teen camp I heard a minister tell a story that I still use to this very day. It was all about the Buddha and a guy who really hated him. I...

The Cathedral Builder in Columbus, Ind.

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's a fascinating story about a humble Renaissance Man who left behind the best kind of legacy -- one that's articulated in human relations and in modern architecture.

Women In The Practice Of Architecture Are On A Roll

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Women in the practice of architecture are on a roll.

The SCADpad: Affordable Housing Inserted Into Aging Parking Decks

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Like the 19th century warehouse, the mid-century modern parking deck could be transformed soon into the trendiest loft space of the 21st century.

Rising from Tragedy

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

1 World Trade Center rendering © SOM / dbox studio National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine contributor Andrew Caruso takes you “insid...

Landscaping the Burj Khalifa

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

2011-02-23-burj.gifWhen the Burj Khalifa opened, attention focused on this Emerald City-like apparition.

In Vietnam, Design Lessons Learned

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

2011-02-10-vietnam.png The list of the American architecture firms now building in Vietnam reads like a veritable Who's Who of the design world.

Drawing Like a House Afire

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.

ARCHITECTURE: What's Coming, What To Expect In 2011

Patricia Brizzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Brizzio

Most countries were shaken by the global economic downturn of the last years, and so was the architecture world. As Jacob Slevin points out in his art...

Fifty Cities in Twenty Years

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
J. Michael Welton

The Chinese people, their collective memory wiped clean by Mao's Cultural Revolution, need context for their new cities. Not surprisingly, American architects are swarming there.

Reclaim Bahrain

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Todd Reisz

If any country has learned from the last several decades what architecture can do, Bahrain, as most other Gulf countries, could tell the story of how just a few decades of development can transform a country's shape and its people.