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Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito

Tama Art Library (1)
02 Jul 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

Worst rain storm ever. Witness lots of lighting. So what I do on my day off? Travel somewhere 2 hrs away by train to see a rather famous building in the Architecture world. Did I mention it was raining hard the whole way there.  After I got to the building…. It stop raining. If I had only gone 40 minutes later, I wouldn’t be all wet….

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MIT 150: aFloat

Float (1)
07 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: Projects

DisCourse (1)
06 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: String Tunnel

String Tunnel (32)
04 Apr 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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MIT 150: Ice Wall

_Icewall (1)
04 Mar 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

MIT 150 Installation
During MIT’s 150 anniversary, our school hosted an open house even to the public. This gave opportunity to display the latest architectural innovations of our school, both for professors and students. I covered a few of the installations and documented so they could end up in the designers portfolio.

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Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid

Guang Zhou Opera House Zaha (1)
11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

….. Opera with Bad Details but very good form meets function. I actually think its not bad at all. People use it well.  I really like the stage.

2010 Shanghai Expo: Seed Cathedral by Heatherwick Studio

Seed Pavilion (1)
11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

It had one of the most incredible interiors I’ve ever seen. The Seed were really impressive. I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t so much push and shove. I could barely get a shot off before being pushed along the way out toward the exit.

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2010 Shanghai Expo: Danish Pavilion by BIG

Danish Pavilion (12)
11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

I was quite surprised by it. I didn’t expect to see this double helix get constructed because the whole time i was wondering how it was structurally sound. I guess in the end, those crazy steel frames really did it. The building was shaking constantly from people taking steps. It made it rather difficult to shoot long exposures. In addition to the thousands of people in that pavilion with me there was rain. There were no biking around the pavilion that day…..

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Guang Zhou Museum by Rocco Yim

GZ Museum
11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

Guang Zhou’s most interesting museum

Cathedral of Christ the Light

Cathedral of Christ the Light
30 Sep 2008 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Photography

Located in the intersection of Harrison and west Grand, Oakland California, Cathedral of Christ the Light (CCL) is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland. Since my company work across the street from it, We were given a tour of the cathedral before it was opened to the public. It was completely brand new with people still install the interior water elements while we were visiting. Do I have to mention all the great design work SOM has put into this? Its pretty self explanatory when you see the photos. While taking exterior shots of this place. I got stopped by the FBI…… Apparently they work in one of the buildings that was in my composition. I was approached by 2 FBI agents that went through all my photos. So note this: FBI wallets are long and their badges are not shiny. Now you know.

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