I haven't [really] tweeted in 3 weeks.
I stopped posting to Instagram.
I deleted Facebook from my iPhone.
Greyscle has seen a lonely month.
Life got busy, work got even busier, and some big things brewed.
So what's the news? Well, I'm off to Europe! No, not forever. But in about a weeks time or so I'm headed to England and then to Switzerland for two really exciting projects.
First up is the Willow Theater, the winning design entry, to the 2013 World Stage Design's competition. Designed in collaboration between Tim Lai Architect and Brad Steinmetz Stage Design for this temporary theater will be open to the fine people of Cardiff Wales on September 5th. The theater is situated inside the courtyard of an older, traditional English building. A box in a box sort of thing. To soften and enhance the transition between spaces the exterior of the theater has this soft fabric layering system. I'm incredibly curious to see this all in person. I think it'll turn out great.
After that, it's off to Zurich to photograph a house designed by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, a terrific client of mine in Long Island. The house is nestled into the hills just off Lake Zurich. The original house was prewar construction, which has been renovated and added to. There are rumors of mountains in the background. I can't wait to see for myself.
After Zurich, I'm off to Iceland for 8 days. ICELAND! I've wanted to go for years and while 8 days is about 10 years too short I am REALLY excited! This is just 'Matt time', and while my plans in Iceland while still pretty loose, I have a few guiding principals.
Do not get lost on a glacier.
Do not die alone in the uncharted lands.
Do not fall off a cliff.
Have an amazing time.
Pretty straightforward really. Eight days. I'm renting a Jeep, and exploring the southern coast. I'm not sure if I'm going to make the complete ring around the island. It pains me to type that. Gotta make the ring.
The journey is the reward.
If you're around these cities and would like to meet up, drop me a line. It'd be a lot of fun to meet folks along the way.
Sept 13: London, UK // Paddington Station: Late morning - There for a few hours.
Sept 13 - 15: Cardiff Wales
Sept 16 - 20: Zurich, Switzerland
Sept 20 - 28: Iceland