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
March 11, 2022

Luxurious Prefab Cabins Give Guests a Front-Seat View to the Snowy Slovakian Forest

The new treehouses at Hotel Björnson provide a special nature experience for those visiting Slovakia’s Jasná ski resort and the area of the Low Tatras. Designed by Ark-Shelter, they are 15 pre-fabricated cabins that connect visitors to the forest while staying mindful of their environmental impact. Each module is elevated from the forest floor and replaces the landscape it covers with a green roof.

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March 5, 2022

Photographer Transforms the Iconic St. Peter’s Basilica From Renaissance to Cyberpunk

The futuristic cyberpunk genre and traditional Renaissance architecture may not seem like an easy pairing. But as art director and photographer Aishy shows, they can together create something that's truly unique. In his series Red Lights: Vatican, the creative uses dramatic red and blue tones to transform the aesthetic of Basilica San Pietro di Vaticano (or St. Peter’s Basilica) from Renaissance to cyberpunk.

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February 19, 2022

Designers Help Bring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unbuilt Projects to Life

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most famous architects to ever live. He is known for the first American style of architecture called the Prairie style, the architectural masterpiece Falling Water, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and more. But despite his fame and the many followers he trained during his lifetime, more than half of his projects were never built. Out of 1,171 concepts, only 660 made it past the design phase.

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