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...

Humanitarian Architecture Wins 2014 Pritzker

Natural disasters strike with such increasing frequency it could become a segment on the nightly news. So, Conrad Newel says it’s about time the Prizker Prize honor an architect whose mission is a humanitarian one. Newel, a critic who writes a blog, Notes on Becoming...

Gehry designs: architecture and handbags?

“Gehry is an iconoclast who breaks precedent, taking the icon apart in order to build another, simply in a different way.” ~ Joseph Giovannini Last week, Joseph Giovannini reviewed Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation museum and cultural center for the Los...