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

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

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

Pacific Northwest

by Yi Huang

For 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 ... Read More

10/25/18

The Barnes Foundation

by Dora Dmitriev

This 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... Read More

10/18/18

Savannah, Georgia

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 ... Read More

10/11/18

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 fo... Read More

10/04/18

Unusual Encounters

by Ilana Simhon

The 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 mostl... Read More

09/13/18

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, James Taylor, Clark Art Institute, Norman Rockwell and Jacob’s Pillow to name a few. One of my absolute favorite art gems is Mass MOCA (Mas... Read More

08/23/18