Posts by Samantha Pires

Samantha Pires

Sam Pires is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She is also a freelance architectural designer. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NJIT and is currently earning a Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 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. You can connect with her online at @sampir.fi.
March 2, 2022

Designers Fung + Bedford on Inspiring Wonder With Architectural Origami [Podcast]

Designers fung + bedford are the talented husband and wife team of Angela Fung and Ashley Bedford. They are known for their bespoke “architectural origami” installations that transform spaces and inspire wonder. This week on the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast, we interview fung + bedford to learn how they scaled up the craft of origami and made it their own along the way.

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February 20, 2022

University Building Helps To Beat the Heat With a Cool, Easily Accessible Green Roof

The latest project from Sanjay Puri Architects is the building you wish you had on your own college campus. Designed for Prestige University in the Indian city of Indore, the new academic building is defined by a green roof that steps down five floors to meet the ground. Each modular square of green roof is accessible and can be used by students and faculty to study or relax outside.

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February 12, 2022

Stunning Contemporary Cabin Pairs Desolate Nature With 15th-Century History

If you're looking for a hideaway suitable for reflection amongst the trees, the Maidla Nature Villa may be the perfect fit. Located on the site of an old Estonian manor near a bog, the hotel is described as a place “where nature meets history.” This particular contemporary cabin is the first in a series of three new structures on the historical site.

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February 7, 2022

Incredible Winding Staircase That Looks Like a Rollercoaster in South Korea

Though it may certainly look like it belongs in an amusement park, the new winding structure in Pohang’s Hwanho Park is not actually a rollercoaster. Designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, SpaceWalk is a massive sculptural staircase full of dramatic twists and turns. The project is South Korea’s largest-ever contemporary public sculpture. Visitors to SpaceWalk can walk through almost all of the structure except for the large loop at the center.

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