Tension brews between starchitects and critics

Zaha Hadid, Frank Ghery, and Bjark Ingles are three of the most often mentioned names in the brewing debate between starchitects and critics. A few months ago, Michael Sorkin accused judges of the Guggenheim Foundation for favoring only a few famous architects in the...

Next Helsinki seeks big ideas

Are words stronger than steel when it comes to what gets built? Some architectural critics think it’s time to challenge the public relations verbiage that seems to draw spectacular ideas for landmark architecture. Architect and critic Michael Sorkin and independent...