What Sustains Us


Giving rise to the arts and crafts and modern movements was The Simple Home, a manifesto by naturalist and poet, Charles Augustus Keeler. Published in 1904 (before the California drought and energy crisis) the same ideals are being touted by urban planners today.

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler
Procurers of these 20th-century inside-outside, flat-roofed dwellings are referred to as Eichler-holics who won’t live anywhere...
Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern...
Urban Renewal Eases China's Growing Pains
An endless panorama of high rises towering over the Beijing and Shanghai skylines has smog-choked populations longing for more...
Tracking Sustainability in Architecture
A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.
Mayback designed house for Keeler.
Keeler was a poet and student at CAL when he met Mayback, whom he commissioned to design his house.
I'm loving a reprint of this book published in San Francisco in 1904 and dedicated to Bernard Maybeck - who mentored...