Natural Beauty

  The “Modern” movement in architecture is defined by a number of things, but one of the main ingredients is a focus on technology and innovative materials.  Although COR-TEN was developed by U.S. Steel Corp. in the 1930’s, it is likely that the Depression and wars prevented any large-scale use of an uncharted material.  Post-War America […]

Pilgrimage to Plano

  I’m not entirely sure what I can say about this house that hasn’t already been said in the last 65 years, but I will add that considering its age, its message is still crystal clear and reverberating throughout the design world as we speak.  I’m sure if you scour the internet enough, you can find […]

  On my way to Washington DC, I made a couple early morning stops in suburban Ohio to see some surprising designs straight from the Bauhaus itself.  On a quiet, rural road about 30 miles outside Cleveland, you can see the world’s largest open-air geodesic dome.  It’s inventor, Buckminster Fuller, was commissioned in the mid-1950s by the American Society […]

DC Brutalism

    I’ve recently felt like Washington DC was calling for me to visit. So after weeks of press and social media posts regarding the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the reopening of the National Gallery’s East Building, I did some research on my beloved Brutalism in the […]

This week, I made a semi-impromptu trip to our nation’s capital to visit a brand new landmark and to see some old classics. The National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opened on Sept. 24th after over a decade of planning and four years of construction.  The museum is currently experiencing  overwhelming crowds […]

Headlands Dark Sky

During our family trip up north back in July, we visited Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan.  It was one of many worthwhile stops we made, but it was a dark sky park and we were there in the middle of a cloudy day.  I promised myself I would return on a […]