I am John Martin; Northeastern University alumni, farmer, adventurer, mad-scientist, and architect in Boston.
I graduated from the architecture program at Northeastern in May, 2010 with a minor in philosophy. As an architecture student, most of my time was spent in the studio, but I did manage to escape long enough to be a part of Northeastern’s Engineers Without Borders. While living in Boston, I worked at Machado Silvetti Associates in 2008-2009 and am now currently at Oudens Ello Architecture.
I work on projects and because I have a wide range of interests, I often have more things happening than is generally healthy. I design, build, weld bike frames at Artisan’s Asylum, play music, shoot photos, read everything, watch Hindi movies, work on the farm, fix motorcycles (a little), fix bicycles (a lot), travel, make art, and love all of it.
About This Site
After spending a lifetime in a cave, sometimes its nice to get out and stretch your legs once in a while, and see what all the fuss is about. This blog is my attempt to document ideas, projects, and discoveries that I move through in the future. Generally, I think it is a safe bet to expect posts to be within the realm of architecture / culture / design / philosophy / homesteading / art.
As you may have noticed, rumblings.org has a few sections. Work is a selection of architecture I have done both in and out of school, and acts as a working digital portfolio. Rumblings is my formal blog; it is where I post on any of my current projects, including my architecture work and it is, as you would suspect, the heart of rumblings.org. The About page is pretty self explanatory (I hope), since you are looking at it right now. And finally, Blog is a link rumblings.org’s little cousin, blog.rumblings.org, which serves as an informal place to post current inspirations via images, videos, and text.