Casa Batllo, poetry turned into architecture
Casa Batlló is more than just a house it is an amazing work of art in the most magnificent avenue in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia or Paseo de Gracia.
Catalan Modernisme: In Search of a National Architecture
“The straight line belongs to man, the curved line belongs to God” -Antoni Gaudí Since the very beginning, even before the actual word was coined, architecture has been influenced by nature. Whether leveraging existing resources like caves to protect ourselves from the elements, to using the universal laws of physics that govern everything in this…
In Harmony with Nature
“There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover the truth” –Bobby Lake-Thom Every time I hear someone complain or bash the National Museum of the American Indian I get upset, and frankly it makes me sad. Some of the reasons I’ve heard for the dislike are:…
Preserving the Unpreserved
“I am I, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.” –José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Meditaciones del Quijote (1914) I have always viewed photography as a way to preserve or immortalize moments, gestures, people, situations, buildings, our way of living and…