HIGH ABOVE ORLANDO

Design. A crucial element of architecture. On a recent visit to Orlando, I discovered the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The building inspired me to step back into my training as an architecture and design critic. Hence, today’s blog! Disney’s happy,...

CRYSTAL PALACE: HISTORY OF IRON

Fire burned down architect Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace. It was built in London’s Hyde Park to house The Great Exhibition of 1851, the first all glass and iron modular structure built at the time of the Industrial Revolution. U Tube Crystal Palace fire:...

FRANK’S FISH

Take a bite out of this fish. No one before or since Frank Gehry has tried this one, as far as I know. As we all know, Frank Gehry likes fish. In 1986 he made a glass fish for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; and between 1989 and 1992 he produced stainless steel fish...

CURLS AND FURLS OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Antonio Gaudi died under the wheels of a tram and was to be buried in an unknown grave. Yet, he is known for his Barcelona Gaudi Architecture – Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló in Barcelona. He was an enthusiast of the nineteenth century...

THE STORY OF A COUNTRY HOUSE

My history blog on chairs to be continued… I digress  to share this amazing country house with you.* Most of you know I am an ardent lover of architecture and enjoy writing, viewing and speaking architecture. I would hope you might enjoy this story and perhaps...

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