Posts Tagged ‘Architecture Critic’

By Pierson William Booher. University of Pennsylvania Download the article CHAPTER ONE | LOUIS I. KAHN Louis Isidore Kahn was born on February 20, 1901 on the Island of Saaremaa, Estonia to Leopold and Bertha Mendelsohn. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1906, the family settled in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia and […]


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An Architecture for Our Time The New Classicism by Charles Siegel Download the book Today’s avant-gardist architects congratulate themselves on how cutting-edge their buildings are. But in reality, they are not responding to the needs of our time in the way that the early modernists responded to the needs of the last century. Modernist architects […]


by Justin Shubow More Insiders Admit The Profession Is Failing Architecture is suffering a crisis of confidence. More and more mainstream figures in the field are admitting that the profession has lost its way. As I previously mentioned, Frank Gehry, the world’s most famous architect, recently said that “98% of everything that is built and designed today […]


by Eric Reinholdt. Edited by: Apostolos Costarangos | designboom Eric Reinholdt has made the decision to part ways with the traditional practice of architecture in search of something different. the architect stepped away from a job that supported his family but that ultimately left him creatively unfulfilled. ‘a choice to make’ is a short film, documenting personal struggles […]


by Yo-Yo Ma In response to: A Mystic Monumentality from the June 22, 2017 issue American Wind Symphony Orchestra Point Counterpoint II, designed by Louis Kahn and launched in 1976; undated photograph To the Editors: I read Martin Filler’s sweeping survey of Louis Kahn’s life and work [“A Mystic Monumentality,” NYR, June 22] with great interest. […]


by Jim Cramer We all know that the pace of change is exponentially faster than it has ever been. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Yet it can confuse and cause all sorts of misunderstandings. Sometimes the speed of change ironically leads to management paralysis. This paralysis develops in some people an intellectual or behavioral […]


by Christophe Van Gerrewey Anyone Corporation The widespread conviction that architecture has no social role worth speaking of is illustrated in a curious document from the heyday of late 20th-century Dutch architecture culture – a culture that has been crucial in the formation of Aureli and Tattara, who were students and educators at the Berlage Institute in […]


by Cynthia Davidson Anyone Corporation Two years ago, believing that architecture can catalyze positive change in cities, Mónica Ponce de Léon and I conceived the idea of an exhibition for the United States Pavilion at the Biennale Archittetura 2016 that would present new speculative architectural projects for Detroit. We named it “The Architectural Imagination,” signifying both […]