The International Style & Its Counterfeit
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...
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 ...
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...
by Winnie Yen
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...
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...
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
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...
Introduction to the Wildland Urban Interface
by Tyler Velten
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
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
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 t...
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...