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 10, 2021

Amphibious Catamaran Can Effortlessly Float on Water and Then Drive on Land

There is nothing quite as luxurious as a car that can drive on water. Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design Studio has released an amphibious vehicle design that acts as a catamaran on water and also maneuvers through rough terrain on land. “Pagurus,” nicknamed the “Crabmaran,” can also partially run on solar and water renewable energy sources. Pagurus is approximately 82 feet long and features the iconic parallel hulls defining of a catamaran.

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January 3, 2021

Photographer Chronicles the Alluring Abstract Beauty of the National Museum of Qatar

Belgian photographer Julien Lanoo’s recent photo series captures both the impressive outer form and the cavernous interior of the National Museum of Qatar. The stunning images showcase the breathtaking architectural work photographed from the vantage point of a human, allowing us to imagine viewing the locale in person. The National Museum of Qatar was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel from the inspiration of a desert rose.

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