Sunday, August 27, 2017

I always take visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as this is the fourth largest museum in the United States. There are exquisite collections which I very much admire, such as, from Europe, Monet, Rembrandt, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, C├ęzanne, Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. Of course, the list goes on and on. It is certainly impossible to finish the whole museum in merely a day, as my guests always bemoan. On this occasion, my mother was visiting me and we were relaxing on the grass. The sketch is from there.

Monday, August 21, 2017

These days, a great deal of green buildings have appeared in Boston’s landscape, in a last-ditch attempt to ward off global warming. Of course, it is too late and we are all going to die, but we have to say we tried, right? Architects, at least, try to improve buildings system that have a minimum impact on the environment. This sketch is across from the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Cambridge Campus, built by CANNONDESIGN. There are a myriad of laboratories in the building, so you can only guess at the size of the budget, especially when you consider who the neighbors are.

Monday, August 14, 2017

First, he gives his middle finger to critics, and, secondly, told them, "So let me tell you guys. In the world we live in, 98 percent of the buildings that are built are pure shit, there is no sense of design, respect for humanity, for judgement for anything. Just dumb buildings. He is the Frank Gehry, one of the pioneers of parametricism. Of course, he is definitely right against those who ridicule his design. Embellishing and creating new thinking ways can lend itself to uniqueness and perfection, which, in turn, lend themselves to being certainly disparate and successful, in lieu of merely emulating those who came before. He is bold as he did not repeat what others have done. Although my first studio professor at the BAC was from MIT and said that some parts of his buildings are useless, I genuinely admire them. This sketch was from MIT, and is one of Boston’s icons.

Monday, August 7, 2017

I used to live in Watertown, MA, and the place that I liked the most was is the public library. Almost every day, I used to stop by and did my homework. Recently, I visited it as one of my Turkish friends lives behind the library and I needed to see him, too. Lucky guy! The library is really cozy. It is important to read in a place which has bonhomie to be relaxed and happy. Therefore, this time, I sketched it. This sketch was in front of it. I observed new bicycle repair equipment next to the entrance  and thought how the locals are lucky.