Amsterdam: Wozoco (Oklahoma)

Another discovery while on a bike ride with Henning. MVRDV has an interesting style, as if their buildings were created as a collage. True to their Dutch background, this building has so many cantilevers, its almost a bit unnerving at times. Website: MVRDV project page Address: Ookmeerweg (@Reimerswaalstraat), Osdorp- Amsterdam

Malmö: Turning Torso

Another Calatrava. I’ve also been to the Milwaukee Art Museum which is a lovely space, though the building is really the art there, not the objects in it. Back to the Turning Torso, it sticks out like a sore thumb in its environment, but a beauty of engineering nonetheless. Definitely worth it to walk around … Continue reading

Amsterdam: Canal House (2)

Henning took me on a bike ride to show me this set of canal houses. I’ll find it on a map to provide the location. We thought that it is truly the Dutch dream to own a house on the canal with a terrace on the water. And these canal houses did exactly that. Website: … Continue reading

San Francisco: de Young Museum

Another Herzog and de Meuron creation, the de Young Museum sits across the plaza from the California Academy of Sciences. On the plus side, the material used for the exterior creates a great texture, not to mention how it will weather over time and the tower provides an excellent 360 degree view of the city. … Continue reading

Milan: Boccini University

A great find via the Domus iphone app for Milan. I think Milan gets a bad rap, as I really enjoyed myself there. This building had a lot of exterior “courtyards”, which I would imagine provides a really nice experience for many of the rooms inside. Website: Grafton architects project page Address: Viale Bligny, 32, … Continue reading