A New Blog for Architects Inspired by the Movie, '500 Days of Summer' Encourages the Possibility for a Better Built Environment

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Inside The Exterior, a new blog for architects and building industry designers launches today. Inspired by the movie, “500 Days of Summer,” it encourages designers to see the possibility for a better built environment.

“The challenge is not a lack of vision or talent. The challenge is finding the energy (and courage) to fight status quo and help us notice how good it could be.”

Inside The Exterior, a new blog for architects and building industry designers launches today. Inspired by the movie, “500 Days of Summer”, the blog’s creator, Denese Bottrell taps into a designer’s creative, problem-solving mindset, and that architect eye that sees possibility where others see chaos.

Through Bottrell’s experience developing the books, “Streetscapes” and “The Value of Design” with James Hardie Building Products, she noticed that architects experience the world differently than most. She was reminded of this when she saw the movie, “500 Days of Summer” about an aspiring architect who had given up on his dream to write greeting cards from a cubicle. Throughout the movie you see the city of Los Angeles, life and love through his architect eye – the one that sees possibility in everything.

“Architects are constantly sketching ideas in their Moleskines® (the legendary notebook of creative types), they take pictures at strange angles, they look at problems holistically and find ways to streamline. This is a skill set that needs to be cultivated and one everyone can learn from as we consider the possibilities in our own lives.”

Bottrell says this is not the place to dwell on what’s gone wrong - there are plenty of other places to discuss McMansions, sprawl and sub-par construction. As the building industry considers how to move forward and connect with a changing consumer mindset, the architects and designers of our built environment have a unique opportunity in that they literally shape so many of our daily experiences.

“The challenge is not a lack of vision or talent. The challenge is finding the energy (and courage) to fight status quo and help us notice how good it could be.”

Join the conversation at http://www.InsideTheExterior.com.

About Denese Bottrell - Denese Bottrell began the discussion about creating better places to live in 2006 with “Streetscapes” and “The Value of Design”, books that showcase the unconventional planning and design of homes and neighborhoods built for sustainability, walkability and community. For more about Denese, visit her web site at http://www.thoughtfulcontent.org

About Inside The Exterior – A blog about possibility for architects, designers and the creative genius in all of us. Inspired by the movie, “500 Days of Summer”, join the discussion at http://www.InsideTheExterior.com and make people notice how good our built environment can be. This blog is written by Denese Bottrell and sponsored by James Hardie® building products.

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