Munich: BMW Welt & Museum

Welt: “The Show” Welt: Exterior Welt: Exit to bridge towards Museum If you plan on visiting Munich and you enjoy design or cars in the least bit, simply take the U Bahn to the Olympic Center and you will not regret it. I was a bit confused about the difference between the Welt and the … Continue reading

Lyon: LYS Airport Railway Station

I was happy to visit another Calatrava extravaganza. Like the Lisbon Oriente Station, being inside the LYS Airport Railway Station had a carnal, skeletal quality that is undeniably his style. I felt like at every corner I turned, there was some wonderful surprise in detail to be found. I especially enjoyed going from the main … Continue reading

Chicago: Robie House

My favorite Wright building is still Falling Water, but the Robie House is far and beyond much more exemplary of Wright’s detail in glasswork and woodwork. The house’s exterior is well preserved, but I was disappointed to see the condition of the interior. But after learning, on the guided tour, about the rough history of … Continue reading

Chicago: Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Update Sept 2012: With some time to kill on my way to meet a friend, I decided to take advantage of the sunny day in Millenium Park. I am adamantly not a Gehry fan, but I cannot deny the allure of his work. Its still the lattice framework covering the outdoor pavilion space that catches … Continue reading

Chicago: AIofC The Modern Wing

Despite the fact that I love Renzo Piano, this is his first work I have ever experienced personally. There are some elements which I really enjoyed about The Modern Wing, but my biggest gripe with this space is that its not actually that great for viewing the art itself. Perhaps this is a result of … Continue reading