Iben Falconer: Copenhagen, Casa Gilardi, and Deborah Berke

Iben Falconer: Copenhagen, Casa Gilardi, and Deborah Berke

The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library

City: Copenhagen! 

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Building: Casa Gilardi in Mexico City by Luis Barragan. It was the first building I made a model of when I was in college, and I finally got to visit it a few years ago. It's open for tours but is still a private residence. Seeing that pool in the back was as magical as I had imagined it to be. 

Book: This is hard; I'm a big reader. For non-fiction, I'd say Postwar by Tony Judt, and for fiction, I'd say Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

Film: The Lives of Others

Public Space: The Seattle Public Library. The clients on that project had so much foresight to understand what a library can be for a city, in terms of an open, welcoming, democratic space, and OMA designed a space that challenged Seattle but also fits in.

Deborah Berke

Deborah Berke

Architect (that is also a woman): I have huge respect for Deborah Berke, as an architect, a dean, and a business person. She also is known for treating her team well and mentoring other women. 

Restaurant: Roman's in Fort Greene

Artist: That's another hard one to narrow down, but I've been pretty obsessed with Jan Kempenaer's photographs of spomenik, the ruins of WWII memorials across the former Yugoslavia. 

Memory: When I was about five years old, my grandfather's English Pointer had puppies. I got to sit in a box with all of them; they were probably only two weeks old, super soft, and squirmy. I always joked to my husband that that was my happiest memory... Oh and my wedding day! And meeting my daughter when she was born! 

Object: It's not one object, but I never ever leave the house without something to read.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Maria Paz: Ipanema Beach, Carla Juacaba, and Chilida

Maria Paz: Ipanema Beach, Carla Juacaba, and Chilida

Jenny Peysin: The Devil in the White City, Palma, and Sol LeWitt

Jenny Peysin: The Devil in the White City, Palma, and Sol LeWitt