Big Ben – A Chiming Pheonix (1855)

Big Ben stands tall as a clock. This is what you and I both readily know it as. It, as the icon, the image, the emblem. An easy landmark, which almost everyone can attribute to London, even if they have never been. But, Big Ben is also like the pheonix from Greek mythology. That emblem we link to the Queen and crumpets, also stands proud reminding England of its own fiery rebirth.

The Tower of Pisa – Architectural Jenga (1173 -1319)

You’ve heard and I’ve heard, usually right after making some grave error. Someone tells you even mistakes can lead to great success. And if we are being honest, I think we like that sentiment so much because our day to day life is riddled with mistakes. It’s natural. It’s human.

But no one likes it when architects make mistakes, especially when it leads to dangerous situations or possible collapse. In fact, most architects in this scenario would be sued.

2017 – Here’s Looking at You

You pass architecture everyday. It lines the streets that you walk down and it makes up the spaces you inhabit. At some point, you’ve probably been shown some critical buildings too. The Pantheon, Parthenon, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum, to say the least.

From Where I Sit | Week 49

If I was sitting across from you right now, I would be so glad to see you. Just so Glad. I’d be thrilled that despite the hectic-ness of the holiday season, we were able to carve out this hour for one another. I would ask about your Thanksgiving and hear about your favorite part of the day. We would laugh over your uncle’s faux-pas and share pictures of the pies we made.