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 ›
On a sunny May day, I set off for a relaxing and romantic stroll-through a graveyard.
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.
On a campus full of stately brick collegiate neo-Gothic buildings, I can think of no more universally hated place on campus than the sole Brutalist structure, our Science Center. For four years, it was my academic home base and so I have a special place in my heart for this inside-out building but from the […]Read Post ›
What is a wall anyways? What should it do? If you answered that it should hold up the roof, you would be right-if you lived before 1900.
If you had asked grade school Tiffany what her biggest pet peeve was, it would have been the inability to build more than two squares out from the walls on the Sims. But to be fair, the game developers were just using the rules of physics that builders had used for hundreds of years-until 20th […]Read Post ›
If you asked me to list the materials that changed American life the most profoundly, steel would certainly be at the top of the list. Ubiquitous in our modern daily lives, at the turn of the century this material completely revolutionized the fields of engineering and architecture in the 20th century.
During the holidays it is customary for us in the States to make our seasonal sojourns home, either to families and friends or simply to have a short respite from the work of our everyday lives. Considering the home is how I first fell in love with the study of architecture and I still find domestic architecture […]Read Post ›
I freely admit that I am more than a little biased about Rome. Two years ago, I lived in the Eternal City for ten weeks and the experience left an incredible impression on me. One of the most striking features of the cityscape is the great visibility of its “layers” – as the capital of […]Read Post ›