Aesthetic Exploration: Santiago Calatrava Architecture

Santiago Calatrava is one of the worlds most revered modern architects. He has bold iconic and polarizing designs that span the globe and draw mixed opinions from all of those who encounter these designs. When looking at the designs themselves distinct features flow through the years of Calatrava architecture. White natural flowing shapes are something…
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Aesthetic Exploration: The Wild West in “Westworld”

The “Wild West” includes the time period ranging from pre-Revolutionary America to the early 1900’s, but is most commonly coined between the Civil War (1865) and about 1912. In movies and shows, the setting is the American Frontier, or Southwestern United States. Today, this would be Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, and Nevada. The…
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Ski Town Aesthetic

After spending the weekend skiing at Vail (a rare and lucky treat), I’ve been thinking about the quintessential “ski town” aesthetic that the town has established. From your first turn off of I-70, you know that you’re in a special kind of mountain town, one that certainly emphasizes aesthetics and experience over economy or accessibility. In addition to the world-class…
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An Architect’s Aesthetic

An architect has their own aesthetics, not just their buildings. These aesthetics generally reflect an architect’s attitude and desire to stand out from everyone else. The idea of an architect’s style of clothing probably originated sometime around Le Corbusier (1930’s) who is seen wearing the iconic black, round-framed “Harry Potter” glasses. He was known as “the…
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