In the Land of the Bungalow
On a recent trip to California, I had the chance to sneak in a
quick trip to one of America’s most influential houses- Charles and Henry Greene’s iconic "Ultimate Bungalow", the
Gamble House. By the mid-nineteenth
century, architects were beginning to turn away from the monumental, historic
styles of the p...
Free Space: The Venice Biennale of Architecture
by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the focus of the 2018
Venice Architectural Biennale is "Free
Space". The exhibition addresses "the question of space, the quality of
space, and open/free space" lending the theme and title "Free Space" to
this year’s displays.Collection of +100 ...
by Yi Huang
those seeking an escape to the outdoors, the pacific northwest is an ideal
destination - well known for its beautiful coastline and vast forests of Douglas-fir,
cedar, and spruce trees. Within an
expanse of land stretching from Washington to northern California, plentiful
precipitation makes this region the o...
The Barnes Foundation
month I took a quick weekend trip to Philadelphia. Having been to most of the
museums in Philly before, I finally got a chance to visit the Barnes Foundation
- that came highly recommended.Reflecting pool at The Barnes Foundation entranceThe
Art Museum relocated from Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia in 2012 and...
by Andrew Dolan
I recently traveled down to Savannah, Georgia to help a
friend relocate and, to be honest, I didn’t expect to love Savannah as much as
I did. It’s a quaint, quintessentially southern town that hosts a vast range of
architectural styles and a rich history. Of this vast range of architectural
styles, you can find home...
Museum of Civilization, Quebec City
by Zephyr Fang
Last month I spent a weekend in Old Quebec City. The town
was built by French settlers in the 17th century. They started from a strip of land under the
cliff along the St. Lawrence River, then moved to the top of the hill. Today,
this hill separates the towns into a lower town and upper town. Map of CanadaI
by Ilana Simhon
most memorable part of a trip isn’t always the architectural monuments themselves,
but sometimes the inconsequential moments while in transit, or the seemingly
mundane details that a local might never rethink.In
Laos, it was the rest stop somewhere between Luang Brabang and Vang Vieng with toilets,
but mostly squ...
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
by Sara Frantz
Rolling Berkshire hills
as seen from Lee, Massachusetts (my hometown) Primarily known for its
rolling hills, the Berkshires are also known for the arts: Tanglewood,
Taylor, Clark Art
Rockwell and Jacob’s Pillow
to name a few. One of my absolute favorite art gems is Mass MOCA (Massachuse...
Dia : Beacon
past Spring I visited the Dia:Beacon located in Beacon, NY. A hidden treasure
box of modern art, it draws admirers of art and architecture to its remote
location. If you haven’t already been I highly recommend catching the Metro
North train one weekend and making the trip. The Dia:Beacon was originally a
Spiritual Pilgrimage to India
past December I visited India on a spiritual pilgrimage through some of the
holiest sites in Hinduism and Sikhism, the two religions practiced in my
family. Throughout my life as a teenager and into my twenties I always felt a
deeper connection to India and developed curiosities into my family’s history. During
The Poetic Conception of Home
by Luis Jasso
In the summer of 1968, Catalan sculptor Xavier
Corberó began his never-ending pursuit of creating a home.Situated in the Barcelona suburb of
Esplugues de Llobregat, he designed and built a 48,000 sf structure spreading
over nine interconnected buildings with more than a dozen courtyards, all
nestled among more than 300...
When planning to visit relatives in Ukraine, I was
constantly reminded to make sure I fit in a visit to Lviv during my trip. After
several days in Kiev, I took an 8 hour train to Lviv which ended up being one
of the most uniquely beautiful places I had ever seen in Europe. Although just
a train ride away from Kiev, I fe...