Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dress to Impress

I saw a post on FB about the wedding dress Jennifer Lawrence wore as Katniss Everdeen, the character she plays in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It was apparently designed by a young and upcoming 28 year old Tex Saverio; a fashion designer from Indonesia, who won the Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award in 2005. Saverio’s designs have […]

Urban Biking – Vietnam and Sweden

This past summer, I found myself in two very different parts of the world – Vietnam and Scandinavia. While it’s not so interesting to list all the vast differences between cultures, geographies, foods, etc of the two countries, one aspect of both regions stuck out: the biking scene. In Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh […]


Just one mile outside of Utrecht, NL’s historic (and highly adorable) city center, housing Utrecht University’s science and medical campu, de Uithof contains maybe the highest density of contemporary (st)architecture that I have ever observed. OMA, Weil Arets, and Mecanoo, just to name a few. And while I expected to be blown away by the […]

Thesis Advisers: Choosing Mister or Miss Right

I’m working on my thesis. I think I mentioned that before. Its funny how people’s interest in what you’re doing during thesis seems to be in direct proportion to how soon they’ll be undertaking the thesis project themselves. I’d say the number one question I get is: “How’s it going with your adviser?” In my […]

What Do Fish Feel Like?

My first question is about this use of the word “we.” Who is “we,” and who are “we,” in this scenario? When I say “we,” I mean classmates in the Art, Culture and Technology program, which according to its mission statement is a “part of the Department of Architecture, within the School of Architecture + […]

On Commuting

A few weeks ago I went to a StreetTalk hosted by the local non-profit Livable Streets. LivableStreets, based out of Cambridge, advocates for safe and affordable transportation and a system that balances biking, walking, public transit, and cars throughout the Boston area. They host regular StreetTalks at their office on Pacific Street near MIT, and I […]

GET MORE DEGREES! On getting a dual degree in architecture and planning at MIT

So, lately it seems that people from both my architecture and planning lives are interested in what’s happening on the other side. Given the many questions I’ve received lately on my foray into simultaneous dual degree land, I thought it might be useful to do a little Q & A with myself (which I hope […]