Art and Architecture: Oslo Opera House

Art is the ultimate form of expression. When spatial function and a concern for public needs is added to it, art becomes architecture. Hence, architecture is a form of civic art that embodies the soul of its time, it represents ‘gestalt’ with its arrangement of space as well as its aesthetic qualities. Although not all… Continue reading Art and Architecture: Oslo Opera House

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