Rotterdam: Kunsthal

I’m a big fan of Rem Koolhaus. I saw him speak once and talk about esoteric- but in the most fascinating way. He finished the IIT Campus Center while I was at the Institute of Design- oddly, I do not have any pictures of his work- nor Mies for that matter. That being said, Kunsthal … Continue reading

Rotterdam: Kubuswonig

Such a curious work of architecture. I went to visit in the summer of 1999, but didn’t actually go inside one of the houses until 2011 on a return visit to Rotterdam. I think part of the issue is that the house available for tour is not very well maintained, nor is it very well … Continue reading

Amsterdam: Parkrand

I’m a huge fan of MVRDV (say that 10 times fast). I think they are very progressive in their thinking and their use in technology, but also seemingly very pragmatic (vs Gehry who is anti-pragmatic). Anyhoo… My favorite of the MVRDV building so far, my first impression was the sheer size of this apartment complex. … Continue reading

Utrecht: Schröderhuis

After visiting this building (with patient, but also interested designer friends), all I could say with child like excitement was “AWESOME!”. I said that exactly like I said it after seeing the first Transformers movie. Considering that my friend, Katie, referred to the Schröderhuis as the “Transformer house”, my identical reaction seemed not terribly coincidental … Continue reading

Utrecht: Educatorium

I’ve been to a talk by Rem Koolhaus and like most successful, famous architects, he seemed a bit insane- but brilliant. On my wish list is to see the CCTV building in Beijing- if that’s not a testament to his genius, I don’t know what is. This Educatoriam building felt very similar to the McCormick … Continue reading