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Atlanta, Can You Build On This Lot #003

Part 3 of my CYBOTL series will look at a narrow lot in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta. The lot was originally developed with a shotgun-style house, and it is also surrounded by similar houses. The lot currently is empty but could support very interesting architecture. Let’s take a look at 1004 McDaniel Street. ATL,View Article

Atlanta, Can You Build On This Lot #002

Hey there, followers. Here is part 2 of my multi-part series exploring Atlanta’s zoning and building codes, one quirky plot of land at a time. This time we are looking at a lot that for at first glance should be usable without too much red tape, but because of incorrect street assignments cannot be usedView Article

Atlanta, Can You Build On This Lot?

I am starting a new series of social media posts looking into the prescriptive, and often inflexible, nature of residential zoning and building codes in the City of Atlanta. Part critique, part design challenge, and part comic relief, this series will delve into the housing crisis in Atlanta, one poorly zoned lot at a time.View Article

An Eye for an Eye Left the World Blind

I am coming back to my data visualization roots with a new infographic documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Recent clashes between Israel and Palestine this May has progressed from protests over continued evictions of Palestinians in annexed East Jerusalem to missile exchanges between Hamas and the IDF. The recent fighting has brought international eyes and renewedView Article

Welcome to DEZAIN.io

After 10 years, Re:Dzgn has been retired. My brand now has a new name and a new face. My name is Chuck and this is DEZAIN.io. The website is fully updated with new content showcasing my work and design. Graphic design, web design, UI/UX design, architecture, product design, if you need any of these services,View Article

Re:FAB System for Affordable Housing

In Fall 2018, I decided to participate in an affordable housing design competition for BeeBreeders. While I did not place, it was very illuminating to explore a product design concept I have had for some time. The brief sought design ideas for flexible and deployable multifamily housing for residents of the citizens of London. MyView Article

Borderhall: a collaborative solution for the Mexican-American border

“Border Wall?” I thought you said Borderhall! A few weeks ago, Donald Trump asked for submissions for a way to secure our southern border with Mexico. While taller fences make for better neighbors, I think getting to know our neighbors will do more for our shared security. So I decided to submit to the presidentView Article

Hightower Library Renovation

In 2016, I completed one of my first start-to-finish architecture projects working at Houser Walker Architecture. The project was a library renovation at Gordon State College, a small state school south of Atlanta, Georgia. The Hightower Library was built in 1974 and for the most part not renovated since that time. My office worked withView Article

How Gerrymandered is Your State?

Graph of mean-median difference of 2012 US House of Representatives elections by state. The Supreme Court had decided in December 2015 that the lawsuit contesting Maryland’s congressional districting plan may go ahead. The Justices, in order to manage gerrymandering cases, seek a standard that can determine if gerrymandering is at the root of an electionView Article