Too many new buildings today are simply ugly behemoths. They have little to add to our urban street scenes, and many look alike from city to city, with the same tired shapes, confused compositions, and bland materials. They give modern a bad name and only help galvanize public backlash – often with good reason. [Read more…] about Stopping the Ugly Building Epidemic with Design Basics
When Art and Architecture meet.
As humans we are constantly overwhelmed and barraged by a multitude of advertisements in any graphic form. There is so much of it that when walking through a square (Times Square is probably the epitome) we are tempted to forget that the space is formed by architectures of any kind. [Read more…] about An Architectural Play – Theatrical Architecture
“The Places in Between” is the title of the new week of events on architecture and urban planning organized by Common Boston. For whom of you who are not familiar with it; Common Boston is a group of volunteers that aims at connecting designers with the public while raising awareness on sustainable and equitable communities. [Read more…] about The Places in Between
Located in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, there is a space (HQ headquarters) is the space where ideas and projects are shaped into reality: its from Design Museum Boston creators to artists, bicycle artisans and more. A total of 25,000 square feet space looking like a pristine canvas, ready to be painted. [Read more…] about Is Space-Sharing Healthy Living?
In the era of social media, blossoming blogs and personal-tv’s how can communities be sensitized toward a cause? Now that internet has given the possibility of sharing thoughts and ideas to every user, making the difference is even more difficult.
As often happens, history hands out a possible solution. A collective of contemporary artists (the Canary Project) launched an invitation to challenge designers and visual artists to work on climate change by going “vintage.” [Read more…] about Wake Up, Bostonians!
“I have always believed in architecture as a tool to enhance spaces and human environment”. [Read more…] about A coffee with an Italian Architect: Cino Zucchi
A coffee with an architect is a great way to spend an afternoon if feeling in the need for collecting creativity and a lot of interesting stories. [Read more…] about Coffee with an Architect: James Sandell
The new challenge for the city of Boston is named Street Seats Design Challenge. It is promoted by Boston Design Museum and wants to involve architects, planners, students and designers, giving them the opportunity to improve the livability [Read more…] about A new challenge at Fort Point
A city is not only the result of the equation that summarize an indefinite number of buildings; instead it is more likely considerable as the result of many layers and grids overlapping on each other creating patterns in ways that can generate uniques rhythms. [Read more…] about Cities. Like Human Bodies
Chicago – I traveled to Chicago this week to attend a workshop put on by the American Planning Association called “Planning for Flood Resilient Communities.” I had never been to Chicago, so I was very excited to explore the city. I spent the day before the conference exploring without a real agenda (except to go on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s boat tour), and what I found was a fantastic example of what makes public spaces work, and what makes them fail. [Read more…] about Chicago’s Crown Fountain vs. Buckingham Fountain