Monday Quote

‘Architecture is monstruous in the way each choice leads to the reduction of possibility. ‘

OMA, Moma Charette manifesto, 1997


(as seen during a talk between Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist – Interdependence: We Need to Talk about Community, The Stoller Hall, Manchester, 8th July 2017)



There once lived a girl called Namai who had an unusual dream – to become homeless. She had a polka-dot dress on a blue hanger and a polka-dot house on the 7th Sky. All people in the Sky Kingdom were living happily ever after in their smart and pretty homes levitating in tall skies. Enchanted ladders lured them up and no one ever wanted to return. But Namai was different, she knew her house’s mischievous ways. Continue reading “Homesick”

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Coconut and I hope you are enjoying the holidays as much as we are. Christmas.jpg

These are our favourite buildings of 2016? What are yours?

From the bottom up:

  1. CHANEL store, Amsterdam, MDRDV (simply love the glass bricks merging with the original brickwork)
  2. Tate Modern Switch House, London, Herzog & de Meuron (great exterior, mediocre interior)
  3. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Herzog & de Meuron (those guys design the coolest extensions)
  4. European Hansemuseum, Lübeck, Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers (beautiful brickwork)
  5. Port House, Antwerp, Zaha Hadid Architects (I am still not sure whether I love this one or hate it – it definitely does not leave one indifferent)

To sum up – I love bricks and think Herzog & de Meuron are brilliant!

Trying to outline my future plans on a map

The New Architect’s Atlas by Martti Kalliala and Hans Park demonstrates that there are many places (disciplines) that an architectural graduate can explore. And I love travelling…

See the places that interest me the most at the moment on this adapted version of the ‘New Architect’s Atlas‘.

Author’s own adapted version of the New Architect’s Atlas by Martti Kalliala and Hans Park; found on Helsinki Design Lab Website