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.

January 17, 2021

Elegant Architectural Design Evokes the Experience of Camping in the Wilderness

Nestled between the mountains of the Yabuli region sits an elegant shell-shaped building that blends seamlessly into the wintery landscape. MAD Architects designed the Yabuli Conference Center for the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum, or Yabuli CEF, to house their annual summit. This new center solidifies Yabuli’s reputation as “the Davos of China,” which compares the area to the renowned economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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January 16, 2021

Experience a Breathtaking View of Mt. Fuji by Climbing This Massive Roller Coaster Tower

Thrill-seekers at Japan's Fuji-Q Highland amusement park have long enjoyed incredible views of Mount Fuji from the Fujiyama roller coaster, or “King of Coasters.” But anyone unable or unwilling to ride the coaster, unfortunately, misses out on the elevated perspective and has to look on from below—until now. A new structure called Fujiyama Tower will let all visitors experience the same view of the mountain without the high speeds.

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January 11, 2021

The Tulip: London’s Controversial Tourist Attraction

Soaring approximately 1,001 feet in the air, The Tulip by Foster + Partners would be a dramatic addition to the London skyline. Atmospheric renderings by DBOX reveal the tower’s futuristic and almost spherical profile that inspired its name. It is designed to act as an important cultural center for the city and includes educational programs to be utilized by the building’s owners, J. Safra Group.

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