Simply put, The Chapel of St. Ignatius is contemporary architectural poetry. Architect Steven Holl uses form, metaphor, symbol, and structure to put together a compact contemporary masterpiece for the students of Seattle University. Built from the concept of “seven bottles in a stone box,” Holl uses colored baffles and direct light to add swatches of color on the interior of the building by day and glowing patches on the facade by night creating a truly uniqueÂ a space that is both constantly changing and awe inspiring. Continue reading
It has been about 2+ weeks since I first moved up to Seattle, Washington and things have not really slowed down since. Between transcripts, applications, resumes, portfolios and the normal moving stuff thing, I have been keeping myself pretty busy. This will soon include the website, as I start to revamp it to host my architecture portfolio, resume, and other design related projects. I admit I have not spent enough time developing the blog but it was an experiment after all. Once I have got a routine down though, things will be smooth sailing and you can expect more photos and random wanderings.
Until that time, I still have a few more hotels to add to the Hotel Thread as well as some photos from a couple photowalksÂ I have taken while in the Seattle area, which includes the photo above. In fact, the photo above was recently selected for the Schmap Guide. Schmap is an online map service that also has excepts, widgets, trip planners, etc. for people to use on their phones and such. One of the cool things is that they use photos taken by the community at large. If you click the photo above or this link here, you will see my name and my photo in the upper right hand of the screen. For more on the Seattle Photowalk, rendezvous at my flickr or my ramblings about the Seattle Public Library here. Enjoy~