Playing House

Issue 3, Summer 2006

Issue 3

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Our buildings are thoughts, words, theories and entire philosophies crystalized for a brief time into a physical form that reveals what’s on our min and what’s not.

When done right, buildings are a kind of dialogue with nature and our own deeper, sensual nature. The sights, smells, texture and sounds of the built environment evoke memories, initiate streams of thought, engage soothe, provoke, bind or block abilities.

When done badly, the result is the spiritual emptiness characteristic of a great deal of modern design that reveals, in turn, a poverty of thought, perception and felling manifest of ugliness.

  • Design: Part 1
    David Orr 8
  • Examen—An invitation to notice life
    Editors 12
  • Surveillance
    Greg Wiebe 16
  • Prado Cafe
    Michelle Elrick 20
  • From Turtle Island to Fortress North America
    Janis Dahl 18
  • The urban landscape of Jeff Thomas
    Erin O’Hara 20
  • Packaged public space
    Erin O’Hara 22
  • Adventure playground
    Deborah Campbell 28
  • I only know a few
    Spoke 30
  • Confessions of a shelter porn addict
    Delia Coleman 32
  • Equity tunnel vision
    Rob Waddell 34
  • Glass
    Gary Conway 40
  • High efficiency worship
    Will Braun 41
  • Cochrane, Alberta (Poetry)
    Lief Baradoy 41
  • A sixty-mile wedge
    Brandon Van Der Heide 44
  • The holy building
    Carol Penner 48
  • The Worship Centre Church
    Audrey Hindes 47
  • Design: Part 2 55
  • A billion squatters and growing
    Wes Janz 60
  • She built a cabin in the bush
    Will Braun 62
  • Open-ended utopia: The art of Rirkrit Tiravanija
    Paul Schmelzer 64
  • Do-able ways to harmonize your home with the outside environment
    Geez Staff 66
  • Faith in an age of climate crisis
    Tina Ashlee 68
  • Staying put
    Nicholas Klassen 71
  • Renovation journal
    Anna Weier 72
  • Maps (Poetry)
    Celia Gilbert 76
  • Refuge and asylum
    Anthony Easton 77
  • Anathoth Community Farm
    Kyle Devine 78
  • St. Hilda’s House
    Jamie Howison 82
  • Home Sweet Home
    Paula Spurr 83
  • God knows where
    Robert Rowen-Herzog 84
  • Tiny house
    Aiden Enns 91

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