I am an eyewitness to the ways in which people relate to themselves and to each other, and my work is a way of scooping and ladling that experience.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Architecturites: Here’s a lot of tiny, intricate scale images of skyscrapers. These are the six tallest buildings in San Francisco. There’s a lot more at skyscraperpage.com.
580 California Street is a high rise building in San Francisco, California…constructed in the Postmodern style, and mostly of steel. There are twelve statues by Muriel Castanis on the 23rd floor; Castanis described them as ‘Corporate Goddesses’.
580 California Street, via Wikipedia.
My coworkers and I have been wondering about the statues on that roof since we first noticed them this week. Despite the fact that they’re ‘corporate goddesses,’ they’re actually amazing-looking, sort of like hooded Muses or fates. Definitely adds a certain unexpected sense of mystical menace to the Financial District skyline.
[ Mel Gibson’s Tudor Style Mansion, via Hooked on Houses ]
This is, oddly, both the staff house from Mel Gibson’s Greenwich mansion, and also very similar to the sort of house I dreamed of living in as a kid—the stone cottage in the woods where you live before finding out your destiny and taking off on a magical adventure.