The White City
visiting Israel over the holidays, I finally went on the Tel Aviv Bauhaus
Tour. Tel Aviv is home to more Bauhaus buildings than any other city
in the world. Dizengoff CircleAn easy self-guided walking tour takes you through several
streets in Tel Aviv that display some of the 4,000 buildings built in the B...
French Interior Designers
kick off 2019 feeling inspired, in this blog I have included 3 French interior
designers whose work we like to turn to for inspiration. All three are well known
for their attention to light, volumes and details, transforming the spaces they
work on to be contemporary and elegant.Pierre YovanovitchPierre Yovanovit...
Living Across the Hudson
family-owned pharmacy in HobokenA few years ago,
I read The Image of the City by Kevin
Lynch after I had just moved from Scranton, Pennsylvania (my hometown) to
Jersey City, New Jersey. I bought the book quite impulsively; at the time I had
a vague sort of interest in the topic of urbanism and I remembered being...
Growing up in a suburb of Washington D.C., my family and I would
always head into the city to visit museums. Little did I know, barely a 10
minute drive from my childhood home stands The
Glenstone. The name "Glenstone" is derived from Glen Road, where the
property line begins and after the stone native to the area. ...
How About A Little Solidarity?!
by Drew Davis
Kahn is a great architect. See past blog
post. What’s more, there is a recently completed project by the late Louis Kahn right here in NYC. On
the southern tip of Roosevelt Island stands the FDR Four Freedoms Park
commemorating a speech given by FDR to Congress and the American people in
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...
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...
Walking by the lobby entrance to IKB’s office,
you would be hard pressed to find a single soul looking up from their cell
phone to take a second look at the building. The McGraw- Hill building
is located right next to Port Authority and is covered in scaffolding that
often serves as a hovel for the less fortunate ...
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
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...
by Winnie Yen
month I visited the Gropius
House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Walter
Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus School in
Germany, designed the house as his family home when he came to teach at
Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The house was completed in 1938. After Walter’s death in 1969, his wife Ise
Habitat 67 – A Case for City Living
by Doug Crisp
On Memorial Day weekend, I found myself on the beautiful
island of Montreal.
A major reason for my visit was to see Moshe Safdie’s 'Habitat
67', an iconic and experimental housing complex created for the World
Exposition of 1967.Amazingly,
the project was originally conceived by Safdie as his thesis project at M...