The International Style & Its Counterfeit

by Michael Stonikinis

Recently I’ve noticed that the topic of Rome has come up in casual conversation with friends and coworkers on more than a few occasions. Needing only to reflect briefly on these circumstances, I soon came to the embarrassing realization that in almost all instances I was the one responsible for raising the subject... Read More

02/14/19

Towards a Colorful and Colonial Architecture

by Luis Jasso

On my recent visit to my home country, Mexico for the holidays, my family decided to go on a road trip. We departed from Matamoros, the Northeastern tip of the country where I grew up to Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico known for its silver mining and colonial architecture. The trip should have taken 10.5 hours ... Read More

02/07/19

The White City

by Dora Dmitriev

When 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... Read More

01/24/19

Nevelson Chapel

by Winnie Yen

Back in October I visited the Chapel of the Good Shepard, also known as the Nevelson Chapel.  The chapel is located inside the St. Peter’s Church, which is part of the Citigroup Center complex in Midtown Manhattan.  Commissioned by the church in 1975 and completed in 1977 by renowned sculptor Louise Ne... Read More

01/17/19

French Interior Designers

by Margarita Rael

To 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... Read More

01/10/19

Home for the Holidays

by Ross Padluck

While scrolling through Instagram this December, I’ve come across some inspiring photos of homes all decked out for the Christmas season. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:Natural evergreens, wreaths and pinecones dress up the classic entryway of this Portsmouth, New Hampshire home.Simple ... Read More

12/20/18

Living Across the Hudson

by Michael Stonikinis

A 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... Read More

12/13/18

Introduction to the Wildland Urban Interface

by Tyler Velten

The Landsat 8 satellite caught this image of the Camp Fire on Nov. 8. The town of Chico can be seen in the lower left corner of the image. (Photo Credit NASA/Joshua Stevens with Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)California’s fire season has finally come to a close leaving many communities reeling from ... Read More

12/06/18

Glenstone Museum

by Dora Dmitriev

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. ... Read More

11/29/18

How About A Little Solidarity?!

by Drew Davis

Louis 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 1941.&nb... Read More

11/15/18

In the Land of the Bungalow

by Ashley Walton

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 t... Read More

11/08/18

Free Space: The Venice Biennale of Architecture

by Anthony Zampolin

Entrance to ArsenalCurated 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... Read More

11/01/18