Monthly Archives: April 2011

HL23: Ouroussoff on the open road

As Nicolai Ouroussoff explains in his recent review of HL23, Neil Denari is an architect we don’t hear much about. I’ve followed the construction progress of this building which stands next to the High Line on 23rd street, and I … Continue reading

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Vera Sacchetti talks to Eduardo Souto de Moura

For a great piece on 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura, take a look at Vera Sacchetti’s article in Architect’s Newspaper: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=5308 Or visit the link below to read Vera’s exclusive interview with Souto de Moura: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=5313

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Book Review: Building Up and Tearing Down

“Evaluating how a building looks and how it works as a physical object will always be the core of the architecture critic’s obligation. My point is only to say that if the critic’s responsibility begins with considering the building as … Continue reading

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Robert Campbell on Architecture Criticism

The Huffington Post published an interview with Boston Globe’s architecture critic Robert Campbell. What are the foundations of good architectural criticism? “Oh, I guess visiting and knowing many buildings and other places of many eras and cultures, and understanding the … Continue reading

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When Editors Say Something

Usually a “Letter from the Editor” summarizes a magazine’s content. Editor’s present the works we’re about to read, but say surprisingly little about why it was included (beyond the fact that the project just opened). If the editor-in-chief can’t manage … Continue reading

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On Starchitecture: Glancey vs. Scruton

Jonathan Glancey at the Guardian reacts to Roger Scruton’s opinion article on starchitecture: “Roger Scruton is a perceptive thinker and can write beautifully, but faced with buildings he finds incomprehensible he sounds like the Alf Garnett of architectural theory.”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/14/roger-scruton-architecture-zaha-hadid

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Paul Goldberger on the Future

A few weeks ago, I talked about Future Plans in architecture. We see one long-term plan after the other, all making promises with an expected completion date in a few decades. In this month’s Metropolis Magazine, Paul Goldberger discusses a … Continue reading

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