The The Weyling Blog Blog

Design can destroy and save the world

Humans have this unique conception about creating and producing, which is always forward. You design and produce by filling the space in front of you; then you’re done, task achieved and on to the next goal. Why does it have to always be like that? Was it always like that and later magnified by the… Read More

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Penn Station: Nothing is Permanent, not even The Garden…

Once again, and while we are here witnessing, it seems it’s history making time for New York City’s urbanism. One of those magnanimous projects that make you think how, when and why. The original version of Penn Station was a magnificent and beautiful piece of architecture that simplified the lives of thousands of commuters on… Read More

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Pioneering Female Architect Julia Morgan

“There is nothing more dangerous than a happy man.” This is an incredibly powerful phrase I once read on a David Bowie interview. It took me years to understand it. At first, I thought dear David was referring to “being happy” as a powerful state that could lead and guide you through any situation; a… Read More

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The Irish Man

There are times when we know it’s kind of easier to observe certain things and depict them from the outside, than when you’re way inside. This is often mentioned in classic generic conversation just about anything, right? They say when you’re in the middle of the soup you don’t even notice the temperature! If you… Read More

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Junya Ishigami: Master of Harmony

If you see the traditional Japanese art, such as the woodblock prints by Katsushika Hokusai from the 18th and 19th Centuries you will probably notice many things, but above them all which ever they are, there is one that could define the entire body of work: Harmony. Behaving as if he was a classical music… Read More

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Too Many Roads Lead to Tolkien

A frequent and colloquial artists’ and designers’ comment about art and design themselves could be something like “it’s all the same”. It usually refers to the stages within the work process, which might eventually lead to a somehow balanced composition be it decorative or functional (art or design), being very very similar.  You may ask… Read More

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New York – Buenos Aires Bound

Back in the beginning of the 20th Century, a few decades after the Industrial Revolution took place, the world kept on “preparing for the future”. Two major and over the top train terminals were being built: Grand Central in New York City and Estación Retiro-Mitre in Buenos Aires. These two cities relate to each other… Read More

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The Elements of Classical Architecture: The Composite Order

Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM With Mason Roberts at The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Acting as a base to the wider canon of classical architecture, the five classical orders have been used since antiquity as a means of proportioning buildings in a harmonious way while simultaneously giving logic and… Read More

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Times Square – Urban Swamp

Talking of the evolution of the species, it’s amazing how far it can travel in time in respect to the behavior within the natural environment. We know that a few million years ago North America, South America and Africa were one compact piece of land, which kept slowly separating in different pieces by climate changes,… Read More

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Bicycle Diaries

20 Years ago Holland seemed to be the only country to hold a civilization capable of biking more than driving. The feeling was amazing and uniquely romantic. In the midst of the technological revolution the Dutch streets and alleys were packed with bikers riding old classic style black bicycles.  The 90’s were hopefully the last… Read More

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