January 2010

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An Exquisite Blend of Architecture and CG Animation

An Exquisite Blend of Architecture and CG Animation

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 […]

The Lautner House featured in "A Single Man"

You Could Live Here Too… The House from “A Single Man”

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 […]

Entering the house on a rainy day

You Could Live Here…The Louis I. Kahn Esherick House

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 […]