Tag Archives: Thom Mayne

Architecture Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Might the New Traditionalists in architecture have a point after all? I was peddling pretty much exactly this piece to editors back in the 1990s and got precisely nowhere with it. NOT THAT I’M BITTER OR ANTHING. Trad … Continue reading

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Handmade Hipsterism v. Glass-and-Steel Globalism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I was wandering in the East 40s yesterday when I came across a hipster coffee joint. As I looked at the wooden sign in the window advertising their goods, I had to suppress a snicker: an unfinished wooden … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: While Miami has the largest number of surviving Art Deco buildings of any place in the world, the number 2 city on the list might surprise you. Back here, I toured some Art Deco buildings in downtown … Continue reading

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Tragedy is Easy; Planning is Hard

Fenster writes: It helps in planning, as in life, to have a sense of identity.  And I don’t mean “brand”, although in practice branding and identity exercises are often comprised of the same interchangeable BS.  At least in terms of … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: “Whether we like buildings as pure formal objects is another matter, and not of primary significance. What is truly significant is whether architecture creates a place.” Link.

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Thom Mayne Must Be Stopped

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Last weekend, I was finally able to get up close and personal to Thom Mayne’s Pritzker prize-winning (i.e. the “Nobel of architecture”) CalTrans 7 District Headquarters located across the street from City Hall in the heart of … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Thom Mayne needs to be stopped. Link tks to Fabrizio del Wrongo. It’s good to be a retired EU bureaucrat. Nothing if not a dynamo. Birth Tourism Yarn Du Jour. A beautiful nude of Lee Miller by Man … Continue reading

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