Chris Rose Architects celebrates the 16 years Susan Highfield our office manager has been an essential part of the firm. We had a celebration lunch at the Southern General Restaurant. Thank you Sue for all your input, advise, and great ideas.
Eero Saarinen was born in Finland but practiced in the United States. He worked on some of the most iconic mid-century structures such as the St. Louis Arch, Dulles Airport Terminal and pictured here the TWA terminal. All of his designs used sweeping curved forms to create wonderful spaces. These curves softened the hard edges of modernism while giving a timeless quality to his architecture.
Today is the Spanish architect Santiago Calvatrava’s 63rd birthday. He allows the structure of the building to be expressed an beautifully integrated manner. Here is one of his many bridges, this one is the Puente-de-la-Mujer in Buenos Aries which I had the privilege to see in person earlier this year.
We designed a home in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove near Asheville for Julia and her wife Sharon. Julia is an incredibly talented artist and we gave her an encaustic studio over the garage. Encaustic is a technique with melted wax where she builds up layer upon layer and adds color. She has a studio in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC.
Again Julia have a wonderful birthday!