Architectural Record:  Building as Ornament

Architectural Record: Building as Ornament

A new generation of architects considers ornament to be an integral part of their architecture practice. For Architectural Record, I reviewed the book Building as Ornament. In ten interviews Michiel van Raaij researches how the attitude to ornament has developed and changed. Read the article…

Sweet&Salt hints at  the dualities within

Sweet&Salt hints at the dualities within

“Since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy wrought their respective devastations, the effect of water on American cities has gained sudden urgency in an era of inexorable climate change”, writes Matthew Kiefer in his eloquent review of Sweet&Salt for the magazine of the Boston Society of Architects. “Thus the appeal of Sweet&Salt.” It hints at dualities within, he says: fresh water and salt, land and sea, ecology and economy, nature and culture, even art and life. Read the article…