Starchitect Branding and the Cost of "Effortless Living"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"...Highly refined, with elegant shadow boxes and a dynamic play of solid and void between glass and thick whitened concrete floor plates, the Perry Street complex, in its aestheitc purity, suffers when the dwellings are actually occupied. ...."
"...The painful question is: are these social constructs in any way compatible with modern architecture's essentially utopian foundations, and are these starchitects — at least those truly capable of imaging new modes of living for all classes — creating and contributing to a lifestyle that they themselves admire? ..." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/research/publications/hdm//current/26_Fein.html

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