Tag Archives: Steven Holl

More worst buildings of 2017

Metropolis, the magazine dedicated to zany urbanism, has its “Top Buildings of 2017” issue out. The open-mindedness that can occasionally be seen at Metropolis – for example, it publishes essays inimical to modern architecture by Nikos Salingaros and Michael Mehaffy … Continue reading

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An idea for visual pushback

Architecture, along with almost every other major human endeavor outside of food and music, is largely visual in its effect. Traditional architects rely on the appeal of their work to the eye as they try to push back against the … Continue reading

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Restore Macintosh’s GSA

I am pleased and indeed almost amazed that Rowan Moore, the Guardian’s architecture critic, has emerged in favor of restoration of the Macintosh Library that was the greatest loss in the fire last May at the Glasgow School of Art, … Continue reading

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Starchitorture torched

Curbed.com recently published a list, compiled by Spencer Peterson, of rejected modernist projects proposed by certifiable starchitects. Of this list it may be said with confidence that it is not long enough, not by far. The seven rejects include Steven … Continue reading

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Holl the Horrible

After describing as “tripe” Hugh Pearman’s piece on Steven Holl’s Seona Reid Building, part of and across the street from the Glasgow School of Art, I feel obliged to say why, as if it were not obvious. The building is not the … Continue reading

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Hollible, just hollible

Steven Holl’s addition to the Glasgow School of Art, whose 1909 original by the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an icon of architects of every school, expresses the most profound disrespect for its neighbor. It eats one building and … Continue reading

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