Posts Tagged ‘architecture’
FILM: LORD NORMAN FOSTER
FILM: LORD NORMAN FOSTER

How much does the building weigh? This question seems to haunt every project Lord Norman Foster designs. Challenged by Buckminster Fuller in the ‘70s, Foster began to seriously investigate weight, energy and performance to answer this difficult question. And his architecture shows it. When you ask Foster to define his modus operandi, he isn’t able […]

Reinventing the Skyline
Reinventing the Skyline

A Conversation with Architect Charles Renfro Charles Renfro was named the third addition to duo Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio’s eponymous firm in 2004. Renfro joined a partnership already famous for constructing a pavilion out of fog in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland and receiving a MacArthur Fellowship for their discipline-agnostic installations, art and architecture. Renfro has added […]

Jeffrey Hutchison: Built To Last
Jeffrey Hutchison: Built To Last

Architect reimagines the history of shopping. It’s less than two hours to the grand opening reception and Jeffrey Hutchinson is still making last minute adjustments. “I put back the mannequin,” he quickly informs one of his assistants, before continuing my walkthrough, seemingly unfazed. “So much thought goes into each detail,” he explains when we reach […]

Herzdog & De Meuron: Sublime Skins
Herzdog & De Meuron: Sublime Skins

Text by Franklin Melendez I’ll admit it, I’m an architecture novice. I don’t understand the allure of a building’s hidden facades, nor am I moved by the tendril-like cracks in concrete. Sure, I can recognize a handful of names and noteworthy projects, enough to throw around at cocktail parties, but for the most part I […]



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