Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vitra Campus in Germany

The Vitra furniture campus in Wein am Rhein, Germany is the architecture disneyland of Europe. Within one kilometer is Frank Gehry's first project in Europe, Todao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Sanaa, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Herzog and de Muron.

Basel, Switzerland

Our weekend journey to Basel and the great architecture we found there.

Spring Break Part III: Madrid

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Break Part 2: Barcelona

Immediately when we walked out of the train station, we knew that spring break was here. The weather felt like Los Angeles, the cultural was that of Santa Monica. People were skateboarding along the beach. Barcelona felt like a city halfway between Los Angeles and Europe. The scale of the streets is designed for massive pedestrian use and it actually is used the way it is intended. Gaudi Architecture is everywhere, and I can't equate an architect's impact on a city similar to Gaudi's. A truly remarkable city.