Oct '13 - Mar '14
In honor of the holidays, I thought I’d share a more personal architectural experience as I spend the weekend avoiding studio with home-cooking, board games, and family. Built after her recovery from polio over 60 years ago, my grandma’s house was designed in the tradition of Alden B. Dow, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright. Given the ticky-tacky houses constructed for Dow Chemical workers that fill the rest of the quiet town of Midland Michigan, the modern house is quite a contrast. While its low profile turns itself away from the street, the interior is truly mid-century modern (with a local twist); soaring ceilings, built in furniture, and an open plan...
A window into MIT's M.Arch program and other goings-on in the Boston architectural community from the perspective of an incoming student.