Architecture – The Art of Living & Surviving & Designing

Living in the open or in caves, used to be for thousands of years the modus operandi, the normal thing. With the accumulation of wealth, pretty artful building was possible. Likewise, with the decline of wealth of the working class (AKA: middle class), once pretty and well livable homes fall apart and show the scars of time.

Old and Pretty: I was born in this little town, Waldenburg. With its simple medieval architecture, it survived for more than 800 years, adding artfully new onto old.

And then there are those homes that had charm years ago, before wealth and living conditions declined.

And then there are the wonderful cities, like San Francisco, where a cheap apartment starts at $1.2 millions with no limit to the top.