Photos by Mandy. Not many words needed for this amazing concrete structure called 1933 (上海1933老场坊) a building I now understand why, is so #instafamous of a scenic photography destination here in Shanghai. I could spend hours just staring at the various perspectives created by each individual or a combination of the 26 air walks. These walkways; a series of complex pathways look almost as if a physical manifestation of paintings from the infamous M.C Escher himself.
Photos by Mandy shot on the iPhone.
Hiding from the rain on a Sunday afternoon after a LONG lunch with some amazing girls here in Shanghai, resulted in an impromptu shoot at the iconic SOHO designed by none other than Zaha Hadid.
This stairway has become a tourist attraction here in Shanghai with her ever present and distinctive neofuturistic architectural style. Finding places with dramatic back drops have become somewhat easy in Shanghai. From modern, futuristic to charming and whimsical, Shanghai seems to be a playground for photographers and instagramers alike.
I’m finally really starting to enjoy this city.
I arrived in Washington D.C. on a dreary late afternoon, with grey skies looming over the city. For me, DC was a architectural playground, full of monumental “American” buildings (funny architecture school never taught me what that style was).
The White House was actually a little spec of architectural significance compared to some of the other ones scattered across the city. Everything in DC seemed to reflect the grandeur of the American political city, from our hotel; St Regis, to department stores and office blocks.
It was amazing to walk though, and with so many museums to see, I could’ve spent a week in DC just exploring.
4 and 5: Contrasts in architecture, old vs modern.
6: Indiana Plaza
7, 8, 9 and 10: Wondering the streets of DC.
11: The approach to Capitol Hill.
12, 13 and 14: The many perspectives of Capitol Hill.
15: Brick Wells and Fountains.
16, 17 and 18: Ulysses S Grant Memorial
19 and 20: Outside the Hirshhorn Museum against the backdrop of Aiweiwei’s Zodiac Heads.
21 and 22: Aiweiwei’s According to Who bike installation.
23: The Smithsonian.
24. The approach to the Washington Monument.
Went to a friend’s grad exhibit today, showcasing her works from her photomedia degree at SCA. Along with it saw SO MANY more creatives and suddenly the way I look at the world around me is different. More inspired and driving my architecture to an even deeper conceptual focus than before. Lately all that is on my mind is NEW YORK. Excitedly trying to put together archi-tours/walks for my stay there. I’m not just interested in the infamous structures like the Guggenheim by Gehry, but also projects that are on a smaller scale that somehow changes the quality of a space or interiors with personality. Are there any New Yorkers out there that would suggest any places to see?
I’ll be staying at the Smyth in Tribeca and am so very excited to be doing so. It’s design embodies classic neighbourhood history fused with contemporary and very much quirky spaces.
Source: Smyth Tribeca Hotel
Three posts in a week, must be a new record for me. Finding myself fusing more of my of interest for fashion with architecture.