They've designed architectural spaces that don't necessarily tell the visitor all there is to feel or know. Instead, they invoke a visceral reaction -- for example, at the sight of a fire truck, crushed and shorn of its cab.
The end is near! Or so it seems. In mid-March, a University of Maryland study concluded that civilization is racing toward collapse, due to extreme economic inequality and over-consumption of resources stretching the earth's carrying capacity.
The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.
After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.
One of the great tragedies of the economic downturn in Raleigh, N.C. is that political squabbles have not only halted the realization of a visionary design for a development downtown, but also derailed any public discussion on the merits of its architecture.