In honor of Memorial Day, this post will serve to discuss the concept of a “living memorial” and how the creation of such entities is truly interdisciplinary in nature, often requiring a diverse team of professionals including architects, artists, storytellers, historians, environmental graphic designers, as well as subject experts on the thing being memorialized. While … More What is a living memorial?
This is a very brief post to share a recent technology review I wrote for the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) for a 3D printing resource called Scan the World. 3D printing has increasingly been recognized as an excellent tool for solving many object-based problems across all industries including medicine, entrepreneurship, athletics, manufacturing, … More Scan the World #scantheworld #3dPrinting
The great thing about the architecture industry is its ability to collaborate, learn from, and borrow concepts from allied [or not so related] disciplines for the sake improving spaces and design. A key example of this is the pivotal publication from Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake called Refabricating Architecture , which argues for moving architecture from a part-based, … More Interactive Architecture on the rise #interactivearchitecture #architecture @BartlettArchUCL
I recently did a quick day trip to Washington DC after finding some real cheap Megabus tickets months earlier out of Philly. My main goal for the day was to celebrate the March for Science event happening that weekend as well as getting to see the tail end of the cherry blossoms that decorate the … More Washington DC Highlights
Great visit to NO-Bot in April! The New Orleans Botanical Garden is nested in the City Park along with the art museum, amusement park, and venue spaces. It is New Orlean’s core open public space encompassing over 1300 acres and also being one of the oldest urban parks in the country. As a current Philadelphian, … More New Orleans Botanical Garden
While spending time in Louisiana I eagerly wanted to visit one of the river houses along the Mississippi, and Houmas House touts itself as a “crown jewel” in this category. The plantation and complex was established around 1800 as a sugarcane plantation and is named after the native Houma people who originally occupied the area. … More Houmas House & Plantation, LA
Also a stop on the New Orleans trip was Longue Vue House and Gardens. I was intrigued to visit initially due the design history of the property. Ellen Biddle Shipman was a leading landscape architect of the time and designed the grounds around 1934. Her mentor was Charles A. Platt, whose sons William and Geoffrey … More Longue Vue House and Gardens