we limit ourselves to one thing and we think
“oh this is it, this is the way it’s going to be”
open your hand and say
God, whatever you’re going to do with these hands, do it.
Our final stop on the trip was to MHB, a steel window and door company in Amsterdam. Founded in 1938, the family behind MHB started off making steel green houses and evolved into one of the finest producers of high-end steel facades. Most of their work has been on heritage projects throughout Europe including the Anne Frank House, Van Gough Museum, and the Bauhaus restoration.
During our visit we were immersed in MHB's welder culture and craftsmanship. They are not a white-glove dust-free window factory. They are a steel workshop run by welders who customize and fabricate every piece by hand. Pictured here is our team welding window samples along with a few design moments snapped around Amsterdam.
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Final destination and instalment of Archimarathon Spain+Portugal series - Basque Country in the north. From the world famous Bilbao Guggenheim to the relatively unknown town of Ortuella, from the culinary delights of San Sebastián to the rustic farmhouse museum of Eduardo Chillida, the Basque Country evokes all your senses. .
The Sculpture Gallery at Philip Johnson’s Glass House. Designed in 1970, the white, almost origami-like building reveals an impressive collection of sculptures by the likes of Michael Heizer, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Morris. The best part for me? The complex patterns of light and shadow that transform the space throughout the day. You can read more about my recent trip to the Glass House on the blog. #linkinbio#philipjohnson#theglasshouse#frankstella#raftofmedusapart1#shadow#whitewalls#newcanaanmodern