In numerology, the number 11 has huge significance. It is a "master number" that can signify change, revelation, and inspiration. Maybe it's just a coincidence that the group of designer-developers putting on the 11xDesign homes tour this weekend ended up with that number of homes on the tour. But I feel more tempted than usual to see symbolic value in 11xDesign because it represents for me a wave of emerging talent in the city.
“People are more willing to do that here,” Waechter says in the Dwell article. “First to strike out on their own at all as architects, but then to develop their own projects and then to collaborate with their competitors. Our architect friends in other cities don’t have that as much.”