How to compose 5,500 acres into 500 words? This is what I ask myself as I write up a short piece on Atlanta's BeltLine—a massively ambitious, urban design and transit rethink. Which is why I am indebted to Itinerant Urbanist Karrie Jacob for bringing a miniscule moment to my screen and adding to my tiny collection. At work on the artist’s monograph, she describes Gary Panter’s mini-buildings, posting:
Unlike Philip Johnson's Glass House, or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, the glass walls in Gary Panter's high-modernist masterpiece, the Meiji Almond House, are merely implied. Gary, who is well known as an underground cartoonist and painter has, for years, been building tiny houses and other sorts of structures, mostly from the scraps of packing material that tend to accumulate in his studio.
Pretty neat. I look forward to seeing more little structures in the forthcoming book. And now I need to return to the scale of regional infrastructure.
Farnsworth House meets flooded Fox River, more images in Steve's Basement.