Architecture always attracts me, and New York is one of the cities that have magical buildings and one of my inspirational architects is for sure: Michael Graves.
And I love the fact that there is a group called the New York Five, which gathers 5 architects from NYC who are known for redefining modernism. All five of them have made great work, yet my favorite would be late Michael Graves who earned his master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University.
The reason why Michael was my favorite among the five, is because not only he designed towers but also teakettles which creates an interesting mix and diversity in his original work!
Rather than sticking to architecure only, Mr. Graves designed a teakettle that is now a design icon; the whistling bird teakettle.
Michael Graves Teakettles:
They design office buildings and resorts like World Sentosa resorts in Singapore.
He was also behind some beautiful retail stores, monuments, university buildings; and one of his most famous work is Temple University for Fox School of business.
There are many quotes that inspired me a lot from Michael Graves :
“I have no requirements for a style of architecture.”
“I believe well-designed places and objects can actually improve healing, while poor design can inhibit it.”
Signed by: @Jonas Black
An architecture passionate, I love to read about people that changed the world of architecture.
As a world traveller, I absorb the beauty and architecture of different cities and I express my self through Design as a hobby.