As it happens at the end of every year, some of the biggest publications make their “Best Of” lists. Wired Magazine was no different. In their list, they name 25 different buildings designed by an array of architects who are all household names; everyone from OMA and SOM, to our previously featured Diller Scofidio and … More Wired Magazine Lists 2016’s Architecture “Masterpieces”
Bear with me on this one. We’re well into the 21st Century so this may be a new concept to some and a feeling of rediscovering something put away in your parents closet/attic/basement to others: The letter. Once the pinnacle of constructed communication, I couldn’t attempt to address the letter and its significance by vacuuming the … More A Letter to a Fine Lad
There are parties and then there are celebrations. One is merely a gathering of individuals accompanied by drinks, food and entertainment, while the other is an event which marks an important occasion. I mean, anybody can throw a party. All you need to do is get some friends together, buy some chips and dip, grab … More The Grandest Time of All: WhistlePig 2016 Grand Party
Source: archdaily.com VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft … More Bjarke Ingels’ VIΛ 57 West is Officially Open!
If you’re anything like me, the idea of being a bad ass knight, swinging a broad ass sword and slaying some big ass dragons is somewhat of a longing fantasy. And if you’re nothing like me, you can at least admit that being a bad ass knight, swinging a broad ass sword and slaying some big ass … More The MBE of Whisky: The Balvenie Master Class
Man, do I love nights in Chicago. It has been awhile since catching you all up on the whisky adventures that the Windy City has offered. There have been plenty-a-night to choose from, but here is a special one that I experienced a few fortnights ago. Preface: Chicago is a great whisk(e)y city. No, not … More A Night in Chicago: An Evening for the Makers.
Yes, this is still Whisky + Arch. Emphasis on the “whisky.” But trust me, you want to read on. Full disclosure, I’m a child of the 90’s. I grew up watching Animaniacs, Freakazoid and Tiny Toon Adventures. My idea of video games was rewinding a VHS tape of The Lion King as fast as I … More Gin. The Other Islay Spirit.
I think its safe to say that every creative soul has a moment, or likely several moments, when the clouds part and the light shines through to reveal an inspiring example of artistry. An example of what could be done, an inspiration of what hasn’t been done yet, and more importantly, an example of how … More Where it All Began – Jewish Museum Berlin
Drinking whisky is a lot like having sex. The more you do it, the better you get at it, because, well, practice makes perfect. And if you never become perfect, you can at least take comfort in the fact that the practice will never stop being fun. With this in mind, you would think that … More So you want to be a whisky drinker? 5 steps to becoming one.
Let me start with a quote from the late, great, Dame Zaha Hadid: “If you want an easy life, don’t be an architect.” Truer words have never been spoken. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an architect. When people ask me what got me interested in this profession I often … More 3 Things I Learned After Architecture School.