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...
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
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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,
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 (Mas...