Tag Archives: Architectural Review

Perfect critique, then … pfft!

There is almost nothing that I could disagree with or add to in “Empty Gestures: Starchitecture’s Swan Song,” a critique by Peter Buchanan in the Architectural Review. Nothing, that is, except that after so much striking perception, Buchanan does not … Continue reading

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Ignore Rem Kookhouse

Rem Kookhouse. That is his Dutch name translated into English. In my last post I took a leap of faith and landed, well, awkwardly to say the least. I urged readers to consume an interview of Rem by Andrew Mackenzie … Continue reading

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What Rem has to say

There should be a question mark after the headline because I haven’t yet read this interview in Architectural Review (by Andrew Mackenzie) with Rem Koolhaas. But he is always interesting, and what he says usually redounds with a crash upon the … Continue reading

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Vandalism at Corbu’s Ronchamp

How could they tell? Seriously, the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, with its rough texture and swoopy lines, may be the least objectionable of Le Corbusier’s buildings. Although William J.R. Curtis has more respect for the chapel than … Continue reading

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