Hm… some architects are also musically inclined, apparently!
The folks at Untapped Cities recently checked out Storefront’s new exhibition. POP features thirty drawings from architects based all over the world in an attempt to challenge past, current and continuously evolving methods of architectural representation. The pieces vary, some hand drawn and some created digitally, and though they follow widely accepted standards they also reveal each individual architect’s personal quirks.
David Rockwell is the founder and CEO of Rockwell Group, one of the most prominent architecture firms in NYC and abroad. We think he’s awesome.
Rockwell studied architecture at Syracuse and worked at a few firms before founding Rockwell Group in 1984. He melded his theater background with his design expertise and hired a multitalented team to work on innovative, versatile projects. The Rockwell Group portfolio covers everything from from furniture to set design for film and theater to restaurants, hotels, hospitals and museums.
In a recent interview he said “The thing that drives our practice is looking at buildings and projects from the inside out. What I’m passionate about is creating places that create an armature for experience. I spend most of my time working on conceptual approaches to design and trying to create the elements that you’re going to build the design around. And that’s really what we try to do in architecture.”
Rockwell continues to be an influential figure in the NYC architecture community and we’re confident that we’ll continue to see great work from the firm.
Here’s Charles Eames’ marriage proposal letter to Ray. This is what it says:
“Dear Miss Kaiser,
I am 34 (almost) years old, singel (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very soon.* I cannot promise to support us very well. — but if given the chance I’ll shure in hell try –
*soon means very soon.
What is the size of this finger??
as soon as I get to that hospital I will write “neams” well little ones.