- Nov 21, 2014
He’s a vocal critic of contemporary architecture.But if they've got 1 building done by a super-big architect surrounded by 75 that would get a 1st year Arch student a C- ... My impression of those critiques were that they were wasting the efforts of the big architects.Not sure I like this list. There are some pretty great architects and some nice architecture. There’s a lot of babies going out with the bath water here.
I saw a documentary one time hosted by Prince Charles about architecture. In it, he ripped Yale up one side and down the other because they had buildings done by some of the best architects ever, but they were all different and had no unifying theme or anything like that. Pull down a granite Beaux Arts building from the 19th Century and put up a Brutalist school poured concrete one in its place, even though it's surrounded by Beaux Arts granite buildings..