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Should Ouroussoff Be Missed?

As we now all know, Nicolai Ouroussoff may not have been good enough. But in his ArchDaily column The Indicator, Guy Horton argues that we shouldn’t be too quick to jump for joy at the news of the critic’s departure … Continue reading

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Greatest Buildings Never Built?

In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Tom Vanderbilt takes us on a tour of some of “The Greatest Buildings Never Built.” In architecture, considering what could have been isn’t a new topic. In architectural history classes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terror and Wonder

“There can be no separation between our architecture and our culture. Nor any separation of either form our happiness.” – Frank Lloyd Wright This is exactly what Terror and Wonder is all about. Blair Kamin presents this compilation of his … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Architecture: “pretentious gobbledegook.”

This is what philosopher Roger Scruton says of most architecture today. In an opinion piece  in The Times this past weekend, Scruton criticized starchitects (specifically naming Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry, Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman and Rem … Continue reading

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