Posts Tagged ‘Architecture Critic’

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 […]


The Guardian From Washington DC to London, concrete edifices aren’t to everyone’s taste, but they’re here to stay – and people have learned to love these sights. Mies van der Rohe was born first, in 1886, in Aachen, Germany. Le Corbusier arrived the following year, and 250 miles to the south, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Mies went on […]


Christophe Van Gerrewey November 2015 Excerpt from Log 35, Fall 2015 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 […]


Michael Meredith November 2015 Excerpt from Log 35, Fall 2015 Building per se as an architectural project has become the dominant discursive model, fragmenting the field into smaller and smaller niches and engendering a retreat into isolated images of individual buildings. Upholding the building as the discipline’s primary epistemic unit suggests a form of architectural knowledge that […]


Francesco Marullo November 2015 Excerpt from Log 35, Fall 2015 The term logistics derives from the Greek verb logizein, meaning to calculate, to reckon, to organize rationally, to plan. Over time it acquired a military connotation, dealing not only with the composition, lodging, and movement of troops but also with the arrangement of provisions in hostile territories, as well as […]


Tom Daniell November 2015 Excerpt from Log 35, Fall 2015 Sou Fujimoto is an anomaly in the Japanese architectural world. Though he graduated from the University of Tokyo – a prestigious institution, to be sure – he has never worked for another architect, and in Japan the office at which you apprentice is far more important than the school […]


Read the full article here It’s when architects get to the point where you just can’t keep track of all their work any more that the alarm bells start to ring. There have always been big, important international landmarks built, but they used to arrive rarely. There was nothing much between the Sydney Opera House […]


Read the full article here “Dear Architecture, It’s happening again. Hydraulic fracturing is the new resource rush and it is rapidly consuming the American landscape. Since 2008 its boomtowns are leaving countless homeless and displacing locals through explosive growth and skyrocketing rent. Watford City, North Dakota for instance has exploded to nearly five times its […]


By Paul Goldberger. Knopf, September 2015. Read the full article here Reviewed by Hugh Pearman “I wish I could enjoy it like you’re supposed to. I wish I could be that guy—at least for an hour. I wish I could live in the place people are making for me. I want to be popular, but […]