Osaka! Osaka is one of my most favorite places I travelled to during my time in Japan. I got to see many famous places as well as a spontaneous festival that truly inspires me to this day. The culture of the city is more relaxed than the rest of Japan and the citizens here do things a little differently. While most of Japanese people ride the right side of the escalator, Osakans ride the opposite. […]
At the end of an amazing promenade of murals, The Village of Arts and Humanities on Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, creates an amazing energy and an overpowering togetherness in the community around it. This interlocking togetherness and warmth is one of the main inspirations for Twisted Timbers. Interlocking, wood joinery is a major feature of the building; using it to filter light as well as make the eye dance around the facade. This architecture plunges itself down […]
The Elkins Lookout is a pavilion that gives its surrounding forest a new perspective for visitors. Using a module of varying scales, the space filters light, as well as elevates the adventurer using an extended path up to the trees. When interconnected, the modules create a cylindrical form that is perforated to frame views. These punched views give lookout points for people to observe all the wildlife and nature in Elkins Park.
Studio Fall ’17 The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Culture (PCAC) houses three programs: a theater, a gallery and a library. These functions are vital to the community as they are sources of culture and knowledge. This structure is situated at the corner of Spruce and 18th Street- a prominent neighborhood of Philadelphia near Rittenhouse Square Park.