Peter Eisenman: "Liberal views have never built anything of any value."
Thinking about what architectures these day are really political, I wouldn't count Peter Eisenman's among them. What I would count are "the great wall of Israel", US military bases all over the globe, any secured border checkpoints, architectures like that. Was the USSR the last great political architecture of the 20th century? Could be. And how does Communist Chinese architecture stand up these days?
Learning from Las Vegas + SMLXL = Dubai
Necessary architecture books
Not just reading other things, how about writing other things too? Architectural literature could be so much more creative.
...if you do intern at Eisenman, bone up on the I Ching before you get there, and then let it be known that the I Ching is one of your avocations via demonstrations of your meaningful chancyness. You'll have a blast!
I smell a Vorläufer
The notion of "having to know the rules in order to break the rules" is fast becoming a cliché.
When they called me, they asked for the design of a gigantic Peking Duct!
conceptual model: Kool-Out Haus
11073101 Tugendhat House plan
12073101 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building site plan true north
13073101 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building building model site model
13073102 Acadia National Park Headquarters Building perspectives model
Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto"
"The unquestioned, mainstream content of other contributors including Leon Krier, Manuel de Solà-Morales, Josef-Paul Kleihues, James Stirling, and Rob Krier, were praising ‘urbanity’ but actually plotted its erasure: all for the sake of formal exercises of dubious merit with respect to the needs of the city at the time."
What exactly in the evidence that these contributors plotted 'urbanity's' erasure? I've owned Lotus International 19 since 1978 (the first Lotus I ever bought, while still a student), and it never occurred to me that the projects presented where indeed the opposite of what they intended. It sounds to me as if Lohrmann took a ride on some strange historical ellipsis.