Experiencing a Louis Kahn space is a special thing. The Yale Center for British Art was my first, soon followed by the Yale University Art Gallery across the street. While the earlier work set a precedent for what Modern design could feel like, it was the Center for British Art that used materials, light and […]

Bittersweet Breuer

Thus continues the tour of Marcel Breuer buildings across the U.S..  For this installment, we have two of his major works in New Haven, CT.  Both of these Brutalist projects were completed in 1970 and are each prime examples of what is possible with pre-cast concrete.  The latter is a testament to the importance of proper preservation […]

Modern MPLS

On my way back from St. John’s Abbey, I stopped in Minneapolis to see some noteworthy architecture from a few of my favorites.  First up is Christ Church Lutheran by Eliel Saarinen (with an addition by the prodigal son, Eero).  When it was completed in 1949  Saarinen’s church was immediately recognized as a simple and refreshing take […]

Breuer’s Abbey

Hours gone:  45 Miles driven:  1494 Images taken: 561 The numbers above give a statistical snapshot of my journey from Michigan to Minnesota and back, almost solely for the purpose of documenting another Brutalist building; not to mention the fact that I was awake for 24 hours straight at one point.  In my opinion, it was […]

Pure Michigan

The family and I took a little vacation Up North last week, and I would just like to share some of the highlights with you here.  It was my first time visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and it certainly won’t be my last.  It’s a bit of a trek for people who live in lower […]