About Abbé Boulah

Abbé Boulah, a mythical and mysterious figure sometimes holding court in the equally mythical Fog Island Tavern with his friend Bog-Hubert, likes to vent about questions related to architecture, design and design theory, time management for designers, the design discourse and the evaluation of arguments typically used in design discussions, urban revitalization, the connection between design concepts such as places in the built environment, the occasions that occur there, the images evoked by their design, and building economics (the question of the value of buildings), and other issues that occasionally may arouse his interest and indignation.

Some of his strange ideas are documented in the books ‘Abbé Boulah!’ and ‘The Fog Island Argument’ from which occasionally excerpts will be posted in the blog, in the hope of starting or reviving discussions. Related AbbéBoulahisms can be found in ‘Time Management for Architects and Designers’.

Now available on CD: the prepublication copy of the latest Abbé Boulah book ‘Rigatopia’ (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015). It relates AbbeBoulistic views about architecture — actually proposes a new way of talking about architecture — and design, expands upon the role of expert systems in design, planning and policy-making. Add the futile investigation into some strange real estate financing schemes, as well as a drunken mind-excursion to a new community on an abandoned oil rig in the ocean; the entire adventure may end up letting some important connections between all these topics emerge from the fog.
Please send inquiries to abbeboulah@yahoo.com.



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