• A Little Info

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    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.

Washington, D.C.: Union Station

This will likely be my last post for a while. Wrapping up my trip in the autumn of 2019 was a stop in Washington D.C. So much about this trip was being surprised- and having the space to be just that. Looking at the Grand Central Terminal on the same trip, I was amazed at … Continue reading

NYC: Grand Central Terminal

I’m not sure what it is about Grand Central Terminal, but as someone partial to great architecture, I have to think that its a testament to its impeccable layout. There is a flow to this building that is unforgettable. For the longest time, my friend and I stood in the central hall as if looking … Continue reading

NYC: 520 West 28th St

So gutted by Zaha Hadid’s death. Talk about someone with vision. This wasn’t on one my list either but what a view from the High Line. It reminded me a bit of the honeycomb high rises in Chicago- not really sure how those curves spaced work out in the end- but they are memorable no … Continue reading

NYC: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Big fan of Weiss Manfredi. Perhaps I’m partial due to my relentless admiration and gratitude for having had Weiss as an influence in my life. I can point to her as someone I never thought I would know but would not be who I am today without. It was bitter cold, but boy was the … Continue reading

NYC: Queens Library at Hunters Point

It feels like a lifetime has passed since I took this trip to New York City- November of 2019. Today is April 26th of 2020 and I feel more disconnected from that life 4 months ago, than I did from many of the archival posts I have written. COVID-19 confirms for me that place is … Continue reading