The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is one of those architecture firms that is about tapping into human drama and emotion through their sculptural buildings. Back in 1995, when Diller and Scofidio were just young Cooper Union professors trying to make their way in an academic/artistic world, it looked like their career was going to go the […]

The Too High Tea House by Terunobu Fujimori

Terunobu Fujimori is the type of architect who has decided to strip his style from any modern tendencies and place himself in a world of architecture that might only be described as “Hobbit Houses”. All kidding aside, Mr. Fujimori is an architect who has looked into the depths of what people might call outdsider architecture, […]

New York Times Building by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

A couple of weeks ago, my brother in law, Scott, dropped me off at the ferry terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey. I had to wait about ten minutes for the Ferry to make it over, so I spent some time just gazing over at the skyline of midtown Manhattan. Something looked new to me. Something […]

One Bryant Park, New York by Cook + Fox

One Bryant Park by Cook + Fox is probably the first really “green” tower I’ve heard of. What I mean by “green” tower is that the tower has implemented a number of techniques to lower the amount of materials wasted in constructing the building as well as creating the least amount of impact on the […]

The High Line and the Standard Hotel, New York

I have very little time this morning to get this post up, so please excuse my brevity and bad grammar. This is the High Line (seen above), a multi-mile strip of elevated railroad track running straight through some of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods. It was originally used as a means to transport goods out of factories […]

100 11th Street Condominiums, Chelsea, New York by Jean Nouvel

Yesterday, I wrote about the IAC building in Chelsea, New York. Today, I wanted to point out a building that is just underway right across the street from the IAC called 100 11th Ave. It’s a condominium project designed by another world famous architect, Jean Nouvel. My feelings about this building (at least how it’s […]

The IAC Building by Frank Gehry

Recently, I made my way through Manhattan’s (or at least mid-Manhattan’s) latest buildings. I lived in L.A. years ago and even had the opportunity to draw working drawings, along with dozens of other people, on Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall. The concert hall was phenomenal in my mind. I’ve been pretty high on Gehry’s work […]

The New Museum, New York by Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA

The New Museum, founded in 1977 by former Whitney Curator, Marcia Tucker, may be one of the most provocative and interesting buildings going up in Manhattan currently. The building is a 7 story, 60,000 square foot homage to the newest of new art designed by Sejima + Nishizawa. On Sunday last week, I happened upon […]

W’Duck: A Restaurant Whose Mind Is In The Toilet

click to enlarge W’Duck is more than just a noise you make when you slip into a bath tub. It’s also a restaurant in Portugal that has boldly chosen their theme to be a huge bathroom. The restaurant owners did not chince out when they went for this theme, either. You want to eat dinner […]

Walden by Nils Holger Moorman

There is no doubt that if Henry David Thoreau had lived in the early 21st century that he would have wanted to have one of these incredibly efficient cabins in his wilderness home. The small structure designed and built by Nils Holger Moorman contains everything you could want to enjoy the outdoors but still retains […]