There has been some media attention in china to copycat architecture. Well I assure you, it has been around a long, long time.
From Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s book called Learning from Las Vegas, in the chapter called Ugly and Ordinary Architecture the section “From La Tourette to Newman-Marcus” they point out Modern […]
America is a great country, but with rising medical bills, the existence of poor, starving and homeless people, disease, and other horrible things in this world, my point is that there is always room for improvement. In his book Critical Path (p199) he says that we are capable of “producing and sustaining a higher standard of […]
Well there is no such thing, cheap and Aspen don’t go in the same sentence – Aspen and expensive go in the same sentence together. This place oozes chichi cool. Ritzy playground for the rich. And so what if I like it. I like to pretend to be rich, and maybe I’ll see Mariah […]
Today, Marfa is a tourist destination and a major center for Minimalist art. Attractions include Building 98, the Chinati Foundation, artisan shops, historical architecture, a classic Texas town square, modern art installments, art galleries, and the Marfa lights.
The area around Marfa […]
This building is always a blast from the past, last time I visited this place, was 17 years ago! It is a strong piece of architecture. A residence located across the street from University of Chicago (U of C, not UIC, just so you don’t say the wrong acronymn). It sits on a corner […]
Founded in 1997, the Chicago-based firm Studio Gang Architects—led by Jeanne Gang and Mark Schendel—has become known for deftly bridging architectural theory and practice. The thirteen projects presented in this exhibition illustrate the diversity of SGA’s practice and demonstrate how its tailored approach of privileging research as a way to build a strategic and informed […]
Architect and planner Al Boeke envisioned a community that would preserve the area’s natural beauty. Boeke first surveyed the land in 1962. In 1963, Oceanic California Inc., a division of Castle and Cooke Inc., purchased the land from the Ohlsons and assembled a design team. Principal designers who were recruited by Boeke included American architects […]