Tag Archives: RISD

Eames golden mean oops

A brief squib in the Providence Journal a couple of days ago about a mistake in the Mathematica exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science had me wondering. The error was discovered by a 15-year-old, Joseph Rosenfeld. It appears that … Continue reading

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Blast: Ah, the sandbox!

Ah, here is that long lost column, from July 1996, in which I mentioned to a friend that a sandbox for the modernists might be an appropriate thing for her neighborhood, whereupon she kicked sand in my face. Someone just … Continue reading

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RISD alumni fair, Benefit St.

Here are some random shots of Benefit Street – Providence’s “Mile of History” – during the annual alumni art fair at RISD (riz’-dee, the Rhode Island School of Design). This was just before my Jane’s Walk, which was loads of … Continue reading

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Column: Dr. Downtown’s stroll with Dr. Street

Dear Dr. Downtown: Please tell us about your “walkabout” last weekend with the author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns — Strolling in Stratford. Well, the doctor thought that Dr. Street (aka John Massengale, New York … Continue reading

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David Andreozzi lecture in Barrington Wednesday

Bristol’s excellent residential architect David Andreozzi, whose practice is headquartered in Barrington, will give a lecture tomorrow – Wednesday – at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Peck Library, next to Barrington City Hall. Dave, who is my fellow board … Continue reading

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Column: Roses and raspberries for 2013

From amid the doldrums of economic lethargy, good news and potential roses for 2013 arose last year in downtown Providence, where the Arcade is being redeveloped, as are four buildings once owned by Providence Gas. Dr. Downtown suspects that readers … Continue reading

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