Posts by Samantha Pires

Samantha Pires

Sam Pires is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and an architectural designer. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NJIT. Sam has design experience at multiple renowned architecture firms such as Gensler and Bjarke Ingels Group. She believes architecture should be more accessible to everyone and uses writing to tell unexpected stories about the built environment.

April 10, 2021

5 Postmodernist Buildings That Capture the Movement’s Playful Side

Postmodernism is one of those architectural styles that, at first, may seem hard to describe. Does anything after modernism count as Postmodernism? The answer is that this architectural style is a direct response to the incredibly popular and utopian ideas of modernism. While modernism preached international design that would solve social problems and create a more unified world, Postmodernists were not so sure that architecture had the power to create such dramatic and widespread change.

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April 4, 2021

Futuristic Opera House in Shenzhen Is Designed To Tell a Story of Music and the Sea

Amongst many renowned firms and ambitious proposals, Ateliers Jean Nouvel has been selected as the winner of an opera house competition for Shenzhen. The winning proposal is called The Light of the Sea and features sweeping futuristic forms reaching out to the water. The gesture is designed to embody the elegance of water and to blend into the aquatic surroundings.

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April 1, 2021

Man Previously Experiencing Homelessness Is the First To Live in a 3D-Printed Tiny Home

A new project by ICON combines two things that tend to interest architecture lovers: 3D-printed buildings and tiny living. The firm has created a 3D-printed tiny home and is doing some good for the community at the same time. Tim Shea, a 70-year-old man who has struggled with housing insecurity, is the first to benefit from this cost-effective construction technique.

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