My first lesson in architecture was that buildings are built by those with money and power. This is a thought that I am sure comforts and flatters Donald Trump immensely, as he seems to think of himself as a powerful man and he has built a lot of buildings.
Cover Image by Kai Ziehl At the end of August, I sat down to write a piece for this blog. This is a process that I know well, I did it every time I had a paper to write in college. It was a topic that united my two loves (architecture and medicine) and we […]Read Post ›
Moving from space to space has revived the question in my mind of ‘What the best way to live?’. More specifically, this transition era in my life has made me wonder what the most healthy way to live, what is the best way to conduct my life? But while I may be wrestling with this […]Read Post ›
After five years of construction, a new Disneyland theme park has been opened in Pudong, Shanghai, China this past Thursday. The park is part of a larger Shanghai Disney Resort which features two themed hotels as well as a commercial center called Disneytown. The opening of the theme park and resort has been long anticipated […]Read Post ›
On a sunny May day, I set off for a relaxing and romantic stroll-through a graveyard.
This past week, on a vacation to the Midwest, I found myself at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of Chicago, Illinois’ most iconic art museums. After clumsily navigating the El and getting lost on State Street – which is almost impossible to get lost on – I happened upon the grand facade of the museum, […]Read Post ›
The architecture world has recently lost a transformative female star, in the form of Zaha Hadid. She will be remembered not only for her breathtaking contributions to the built environment, but also as a force for equality in a field that is still very much a man’s world.