Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

mosque

11Apr09

i had never been in a mosque before this week.  at sunset on tuesday, after tea + hookah with the turkish students, we explored this hilly area in beyoğlu, on the european side of istanbul, north of the golden horn harbor.  in our typical itinerant style, roger and i stumbled around for a bit…and ended […]


or like a herd of spindly elk wandering across the bering strait during migration… or like a bunch of eager beaver architecture students on the quest for alvar aalto’s experimental summer house… we trekked across a frozen lake in central finland last week. we each soon figured out our individually preferred method of snow travel: […]


a question indirectly posed to me by sam kronick one late lasercuttery night, and one that i am starting to rethink this semester:   is studio really the best-designed environment for design?   what makes doing your design work in studio better than, say, in your nicely-decorated dorm room?  or the buzzy woodshop?  or one […]


spain escape

08Mar09

friday = best flight ever day. lamb + goat cheese sandwiches, red wine, and chocolate creme cookies.  thank you KLM. we emerged from the danky depths of the metro (‘renfre’) and slowly rose to the level of Passeig de Gracia. a breathtaking [and slightly wobbly, due to airplane wine] vision of wide, tree-lined avenue warmth! […]


a conversation snippet about design with a non-design person: John: design people always add some part that doesnt make senseand put a question mark next to itlike…curves -> planesplanes -> objectsobjects -> 4D?? strikingly insightful… when i see concept boards for the beginning of some design project’s life cycle, they are littered with grand [and […]


jutland jaunts

15Feb09

last weekend, the architecture + design program went on a study tour to western denmark – including the cities of arhus, aalborg, and kolding.  they all reside on the jutland peninsula, which forms the mainland of denmark and ‘juts’ like a finger into the north/baltic seas: the cities in western denmark are just like smaller, […]


after getting to know mainly copenhagen city center for the past two weeks, my European Urban Design Theories [EUDT] professor scooped us up from class this afternoon and whisked us to the metro.  i love the metro here because the big windows  grant me this view if i squeesh into the very front cart: our […]