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The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Zaha Hadid: Star-chitect Buildings Copied in China

designboom | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts
designboom

'Galaxy SOHO' by Zaha Hadid Image © Designboom     In an age in which starchitect buildings have become the norm, how important should artistic au...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Memorable Theaters

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Eero Saarinen, who did the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, also designed the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.

Starchitect Criticized Over 'Alien'-Like Design

nytimes.com | ROB TURNER | Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- The firm owned by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid is in high demand these days, designing projects in Hong Kong...

PHOTOS: BLOG WATCH> Chic Playhouse Architecture By Aboday On Dezeen

Dezeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A spiralling concrete slide connects the kitchen and child's bedroom of this family house near Jakarta designed by Indonesian architects Aboday and ph...

Culture Zohn: Pianissimo from Renzo Piano: The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Zohn

2009-06-11-799_northfacade400.jpg New York, LA, San Francisco, Houston, eat your hearts out: Renzo Piano has saved his best US work so far for Chicago.

"Excess" Versus "Relevance" Is an Irrelevant Debate

Frances Anderton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Frances Anderton

By setting up an "excess" vs "relevance" dichotomy, Cameron Sinclair has created an irrelevant conflict that ignores the full scope of architecture and its role as built manifestation of all our human tendencies.