I was reading the Archinect weekly email, and when I read this post, I couldn't help but write a little something about it:
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation opens in Kasakhstan (Sep 08, 06 | 9:29
am) Photos of the actual building in Foster and partners website, go to News and then click into the relevant item (I can't link directly due to their flash
Take a look at Lightbox JS 2.0 for a great example of what can be done without flash. Anyways, I'm making a website for my office right now, and I had a really interesting discussion about this with my boss and another guy who works there. It's really time for architecture firms to step up and learn a little more about communication in the 21st century, web2.0, web3.0, and so on.
How many architects are on Wikipedia? Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Enric Miralles, etc... There ought to be a lot more names on there, and they ought to be easier to find. One of the best architecture firm webpages I've seen in a long time is from the office of Jordi Badia. The layout is extremely clean (even though they used a bunch of tables everywhere, i'll forgive them this one time), and it's easy to read and understand. They hired a company in Barcelona to do it for them. I wonder how many firms do their sites in-house...
Anyways, I think I've ranted enough about this subject. I'd like to start a discussion about this, but I'll see if anyone responds to this post first.