Venice: The Eternal City

Venice is truly one of a kind. It oozes with history; it is almost a huge ruin, a floating wreck in the sea. Yet somehow the cracks, the moss, the fading paint create this alluring atmosphere: a movie set, an eternal city. Before traveling to Venice, I read the book Venice, An Interior by Javier Marias. The… Continue reading Venice: The Eternal City

Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

On Wednesday evening, I attended a public lecture by Winy Maas at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Winy Maas is the 'M' in 'MVRDV', the world-renowned Dutch architecture firm famous for its unprecedented designs all over the world as well as thought-provoking proposals for experimental projects. Needless to say, the lecture was very interesting both because of… Continue reading Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

RIBA Sterling Stories 2017

On a Thursday evening a few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the RIBA Sterling Stories event. This event takes place prior to the announcement of the Stirling Prize winner of the year, and consist of presentations of the 6 finalist architectural projects. It was my first time attending an event related to such… Continue reading RIBA Sterling Stories 2017

Open House London: The City Hall

The City Hall in London is a truly iconic building sitting gleefully by the Thames River at More London. It is (literally) a tilted silver egg - a truly astonishing and inedible one. The building is a vortex drawing the audience from the bottom level upwards. The spiraling ramp rolling through the whole building offers… Continue reading Open House London: The City Hall

5 Places to Find Inspiration in London as a Design Student

London is a vibrant city bursting with cultural events all over its streets! As a student traveling on a budget, it is surprisingly easy to find awe-inspiring events, exhibitions, places to see WITHOUT SPENDING A PENNY! London is one of the cities that attract an incomprehensible number of tourists every year. It’s cosmopolitan, it’s iconic, it’s… Continue reading 5 Places to Find Inspiration in London as a Design Student