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
February 12, 2022

Futuristic Office Pod Offers a Stylish Way To Separate Work From Home

As working from home has become the norm, many have realized the need for a dedicated office area. If you want this type of space but don't have room for it within your house, it may be time to look for outside solutions. Workstation Cabin by Hello Wood is a prefabricated home office that is perfect for people with backyards and can be installed in just two days.

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January 30, 2022

Futuristic Tower Complex Has a “Breathable Façade” With Dazzling Lights To Bring It to Life

In response to the congested nature and vehicular traffic of Chengdu, China, architects have proposed a mixed-use development with plenty of walkable public space for city dwellers. QUAD Studio and Dalu Architecture were selected as the winners of a design competition for the Chengdu NBD Center. Along with environmental consultants Atelier 10, the team imagined two sinuous towers with a shared podium, connecting bridge, and a large sunken plaza.

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January 28, 2022

Designers Use Illuminated Drones To Create Waves Around Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

The iconic Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, designed by renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, is a contemporary symbol of the city of Hamburg. The building is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year in style with a dazzling light installation. Designed by Studio DRIFT, Breaking Waves uses hundreds of illuminated drones to create floating ripples of light around the structure.

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