Monday, April 21, 2008

Benjamin Wey Builds... a Website?

Hello everyone! I've lately completed my first personal site, and I wanted you all to be the first to know. The website is called The Construction of Benjamin Wey, and it features yours truly, including how I got started in the construction industry, which companies I have worked for, and how I became an architect. In addition to the traditional resume, I have included biographical information and notes on my personal life in the website.

As you can tell, I am very proud of my little website, which highlights my personal and architectural experience, ambitions, interests, and inspirations. One of my favorite features is how the insightful text is set off by quotes from some of my most personally revered architects. I welcome you to visit my site and get to know me and my work.

-Benjamin Wey

Thursday, April 17, 2008

El Cubo Blanco

Designed by José Kós and Márcia Duarte in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, El Cubo Blanco is a modern, Rem Koolhaas-reminiscent home rising right out of the South American plains. The designers' lines and angles of this house are stunning, as are their use of light, which carries you through the home and creates this overwhelming sense of peace and freedom of movement. El Cubo Blanco masters both the functional and beautiful aspects of architecture that is so hard to find in balance in the physical world. The way the architects delved deep to bring out the best modern style has to offer is simply awe-inspiring.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taliesin West is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's many masterpieces. I've actually visited the place myself, and it is amazing.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Benjamin Wey: Designs

I've been working on some new plans lately. The following are some interesting ones I came across. Enjoy.

This is a floor plan of a home.

This is a Contemporary Ranch home.

Let me know what you think. I look forward to reading your comments.

-Benjamin Wey

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What Is Benjamin Wey Up to Now?

Hello Everyone!

As some of you know, I am an architect and the owner of my own construction consulting firm: A1 Construction Consulting. Most recently, I finished a design for an out-of-state contractor, and I have driven out to the job site a couple times to have a look around and archive the building's progress. As a former construction foreman, I am deeply interested in the creative aspect of both the design and building process.

Enjoy the following photos of a house emerging into a home.

-Benjamin Wey