There is a famous episode of the classic TV comedy “I Love Lucy” where Lucy’s husband Ricky Ricardo comes home to find that Lucy has created a bundle of trouble and Ricky points a finger at her and blurts out: “Lucy, you’ve got some splainin’ to do!” It’s always good for a big laugh.
I feel that I to have some “splainin” to do about the title of the blog. Hard is it may seem to believe, the name of this blog, “The Naked Architect”, was vetted with something approaching an all-star Board of Advisors. Those weighing in included the Head of a large National networking group, the guru of Los Angeles radio demographics, an actor friend, a former advertising agency wizard, and a nationally known internet specialist in word-of-mouth communication. Hmmm.
What then is in a name? Provocative? Possibly. Revealing? I hope so! Naked architecture as posted here will hopefully be straightforward: helpful, funny and insightful. It will most definitely NOT be dressed up (get it?) with the kind of verbal obfuscation one normally hears from architects’ mouths. Nothing here about iterations of geometric prerogatives. Not a peep about the golden triangle or the Miesian imperative.
I hope that you will check back often, and if I do wander into those murky shores, feel free to call me on it. Email me and set me straight.
The aim is, as the name suggests, just the naked facts about a field that millions of people are coming to value and have questions about as an art and as a part of their everyday lives. THAT, and not clothes, is what the Naked Architect hopes to be about. Whew!