Principle Designer/Co-Owner Visits Barcelona & Studies Antoni Gaudi

Principle Designer/Co-Owner Visits Barcelona & Studies Antoni Gaudi

After traveling to Barcelona to study the great Antoni Gaudi's work I fell in love. Barcelona is a very eclectic city to say the least. There is a mixture of modernity and traditionalism inter-weaved into almost every apparent element. Barcelona offers art, architecture, fine cuisine,  buzzing nightlife, a 100,000 seat soccer stadium, and even a beautiful sandy beach within minutes of the city's center. With such diversity and low cost flights, Barcelona has become one of Europe's most popular short break destinations.

As a lover of culture and a continual student of design, Barcelona served as a learning oasis. I was privileged to visit several of Antoni Gaudi's sites and spend countless hours in the halls of his attributed museums and exhibits. To just say Antoni Gaudi was a genius would be an understatement, the man was brilliantly delusional. CONTINUED...

An Exploration of the Wondrous Chestnut Hill: Water Tower

An Exploration of the Wondrous Chestnut Hill: Water Tower

After living on the cusp of Chestnut Hill for nearly two decades and designing/remodeling dozens of homes in the area, I decided to take a more studious look at the history, architecture, and industrial development of Chestnut Hill. Ironically I have traveled great distances (Italy, France, Spain, etc.) to study culture, art, and architecture, yet I've neglected to explore my very own backyard. An oversight that proved to be unwise considering I am now completely fascinated by Chestnut Hill!  This will be a 3 Part Post. This first post will focus on my exploration of the Water Tower.

My exploration started with a walking tour of the water tower and an overview of the industrial development of Chestnut Hill hosted by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society and led by Architect Jean McCoubrey.  CONTINUED...