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By Roxx on 25 January 2010
An architect friend just shared this beautiful film with me. The film, The Third and the Seventh, was directed by Alex Roman and combines cutting edge computer graphics with footage of existing buildings, including two of my favorite buildings — Santiago Calatrava’s Quadracci Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion. The result is both abstract […]
By Roxx on 23 January 2010
Run, don’t walk to see Tom Ford‘s visual masterpiece, A Single Man. The styling and photography are breathtaking! In addition to the always fabulous Colin Firth, the other star of the film is the house Firth’s character, George, inhabits. I did a little online research and found out that the Schaffer House was designed by architect […]
By Roxx on 21 January 2010
We often put great architects on a pedestal and view visits to their buildings as pilgrimages… at least I do. While visiting my family in Philadelphia over the holidays I was able to view the work of architect Louis I. Kahn in a much more intimate setting. I had visited Kahn’s masterpiece — the Kimball […]