All posts by BREH

Westminster Abbey

Two summers ago I visited London, England for study abroad. We did a lot of site seeing, and to be honest I was not that fascinated with all of the old architecture. Of all the places we visited though, this was most memorable for me. This is a beautiful church, and there was soo much detail! My favorite part about this structure is all of the  windows.

SKI HOUSE IN VAIL, COLORADO

I love going snowboarding in Colorado! I normally stay in Breckenridge, but I have been to Vail many of times. I thin this ski cabin is the ultimate. Something about cabins up in the mountains gives me a fuzzy feeling. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc built this 4 story home for a family of 4 in 1977. The shapes used make this cabin more modern looking, but the wood interior still gives it the cozy feeling.

 

 

Reunion Tower

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Growing up in Mckinney, TX, I frequently visited Dallas. One of the most obvious structures that makes the Dallas skyline unique is the Reunion Tower. Even though this is only the 15th tallest building in Dallas, It is very noticeable. I remember when I was little, driving home from road trips late at night I would know we were close to home if I could the “circle building”. I really like this building and what it bring to the city of Dallas.

LIFETIME FITNESS

While I lived in McKinney, TX I probably spend more time at this lifetime fitness than at home. It is a massive gym, and as a gym enthusiast I am in awe of this structure. It is a large building with a modern design on the outside. The inside is very bright with all of the windows and very wide and open. I love this building, and have yet to find a gym as nice as this one since I’ve moved to Oklahoma.

Harvard University’s Memorial Hall

Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. restored Harvard University’s Memorial Hall in 1996, into a campus dinning center. While the outside of this building has a gothic style, the new inside is vibrant with a more modern design. I really like this design and it seems like it would create a welcoming campus atmosphere.

 

The Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum was one of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.  latest designs. The Museum was originally a church built in the early 1900’s, and the Venturi’s added on to it in 2012. Though Robert Venturi has retired, his wife Denise still helps with designs. I really like this structure because it is a combination of modern and historical architecture.

The University of Reading

Last summer I had the opportunity to go to England for study abroad. After a few days in London, we took a bus to Reading, England. We ended up spending the following two weeks at The University of Reading. Here is a picture of the dorms I stayed in. They were old, but very spacious. The experience I had there was good, but made me appreciate home.reading

Guild House

This low-income senior citizen apartment building, was one of Robert Venturi’s earliest works. It is located in Philadelphia, PA, and took 3 years to build, completed in 1963. Apparently this building had a large impact on 20th-century architecture. I don’t find anything very special or unique about it. It seems very bland, and not a place I would want to live if I was a senior citizen. GUILD HOUSE

 

 

Vanna Venturi House

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The Vanna Venturi House was built by Robert Venturi for his mother, Vanna Venturi.  is located in the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I thought it was really neat that Robert designed a house for his mother. The personal relationship made me appreciate the uniqueness of the house, and I really like it.