• A Little Info


    I love to discover architecture, from big to small, where ever I am. Of all the spaces I have personally experienced, these are my favorites. When I started this blog, I lived in Amsterdam where I was really enjoying the Dutch’s wealth of built history, especially their love of cantilevers. Now I’m back in sunny California- searching for inspiration.

    Books I love:
    – The Boxman, by Kobo Abe
    – Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse
    – The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

    A special thanks to Henning, whose photos are sometimes contributed here.

California: Marin County Civic Center

Frank Lloyd Wright. Still timeless. Visiting any of his works is like being transported to a slice of time that doesn’t even exist- like being in the past and the future at the same time. I guess the one resounding benefit of COVID is that these often busy and visiting places are deserted. Unplanned, we … Continue reading

San Francisco: SF Police Dept HQ

This building was another find “on the way” after I had managed to secure parking in this nearly-impossible-to-find parking neighborhood. I approached it from the back and immediately like the screen facade cleanly wrapping around the core of the building. The front of the building tells a whole different story, where the original brick building … Continue reading

San Francisco: UCSF Mission Bay (Garage)

This parking garage is so freaking cool. It’s smashed right in the middle of all fairly recent construction of the UCSF Mission Bay campus, so perhaps doesn’t stand out on its own enough. There is so much detail in each section of the panels; the angle in which they are placed create different sections on … Continue reading

San Francisco: Uber Mission Bay Campus

I spoke recently of loving parking garages for their typically easy interior access. For some buildings, so much of the story is about the exterior of the building but in my mind, any great piece of architecture shows its true self on the interior. With these Uber buildings, there is more than meets the eye … Continue reading

San Francisco: Salesforce Transit Center

I didn’t know anything about this building until I was about to be driven under it (NOTE: “drive under it”) by a friend Christian who asked me what I thought. Ah, I remember, it was from an event? Anyhoo, it was at night and the facade was not my jam, immediately. This building has grown … Continue reading