Friday, March 15, 2013
Don Draper's apartment in the hit television show based on New York City in the 60s, "Mad Men," shows the modernist movement within American architecture. The swanky, swaggered furniture alludes to America's superior mind set post World War Two. With retro aspects referring to the 50s, Don Draper's apartment is a great representation of the swift change in design post war.
I began this blog to express my love for architecture. I've suddenly come to the realization that there is nothing that entices me more than design. The ceaseless process of the design never fails to entertain me.The struggle to achieve balance in design simulates my personal afflictions. I want this blog to reflect my future ambitions. At this point, I try to incorporate art-deco concepts into my designs. My use of contrasting colors nod at the art-deco concepts of the 20s. As an artist and designer, I work to revitalize these concepts. The following piece is a representation of my contrasting art.
A loggia refers to a gallery or a corridor in which serves as a region for open air to pass through. Loggias were ostensible throughout the Renaissance within Florence. I was always amazed by the beauty and elegance that loggias seemed to radiate. For a while, I believed that interpretations of ancient architectural styles came off as misemployed; however, I recently discovered a building designed by Jean Nouvel in which loggias were correctly and effectively applied. The loggias within Jean Nouvel's building, "The Loggia," mirror the billowing quality of the Hudson River on 12th Avenue in New York City. The soft green twisted mirrors seem to emulate an ocean sail. It is miraculous how a city typically noted for its grime can be so refreshing.