Welcome to the Mead-Penhall House

Welcome to the Mead-Penhall House
by Chris Lucas


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Architect Spotlight: Bart Prince

Architect Spotlight: Bart Prince
by Chris Lucas

Bart Prince, born in ABQ and raised here and in Santa Fe, said he has always hated fake adobe structures, even as a little kid. At TheHouseBeneathTHeMountain.Blogspot.com, an interview with him describing his Scherger/Kolberg house seen at bottom, Prince talks about how “a residence is a temple for the people who live there… celebrating the natural environment.” Unfortunately though, he continued “the typical way people build adobe, say or buildings that the think are sort of indigenous looking, is just to imitate what they’ve seen– and usually is made out of frame and stucco… Adobe burgers I call them.”
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Neighborhood Spotlight: West Campus

Neighborhood Spotlight: West Campus
by Chris Lucas

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1026 Vassar Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

by Chris Lucas

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502 Ortiz Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

by Chris Lucas

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MetroABQ Decorative Gables Zone Map

by Chris Lucas

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This map gives a general idea of where the MetroABQ’s most decorative gables can be found. Downtown’s Fourth Ward and the Eighth & Forrester neighborhoods are good places to start, with dozens of historic homes with gables. The Huning Highlands, though, is the most decorative-rich gable area in the city, with more beautiful and creative gable infill styles than anywhere else. It’s worth a stroll up and down the neighborhood. Read More


212 Dartmouth Drive SE

by Chris Lucas

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Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters

Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters
by Chris Lucas

This is an amazingly detailed fractal, seen in the courtyard from the Richmond side of Monte Vista Elementary. (When school is out…) stand directly below it and gaze upwards. Imagine creating that as a 6-9 year old! Read More