Archinect - Features 2017-07-22T10:59:29-04:00 The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-25T12:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T15:06:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this iteration of <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>, we're talking with the noted theorist and architect <a href="" target="_blank">Peter Eisenman</a>, who reflects on having not written a book, disliking Scandinavian buildings, and Charlie Brown. With this one, we changed up the questions a bit, per Eisenman's request.</p> ShowCase: City of Culture of Galicia Archinect 2009-08-11T17:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T22:39:58-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ShowCase is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, please <a href="" target="_blank">send us a message</a>.</p> Charles Jencks: Being Iconic John Jourden 2005-12-11T18:10:00-05:00 >2017-04-25T22:42:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Charles Jencks is an author, architect, historian, critic, and occasional <a href="" target="_blank">soothsayer</a> . He is synonymous with the concept of the Postmodern in architecture, as he was the first to extend those ideas into architectural discourse with his book <em><a href="" target="_blank">The Language of Post-Modern Architecture</a></em> . His numerous books are a perpetual mapping of the trends and paradigm shifts in the lexicon of architecture. Jencks' massive success as a writer and a historian comes not only from his brilliant mind, but also, his accessible writing style, which is a testament to his long-standing credo of pluralism.</p> Peter Eisenman: "Liberal Views Have Never Built Anything of any Value." Archinect 2004-07-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T22:40:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Peter Eisenman</a>, 70, is one of the founding theorists of postmodern architecture and a distinguished practicing architect who will probably be best remembered for his <a href="" target="_blank">Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">view images from the Archinect gallery</a>) currently under construction in Berlin. Thus it was very surprising to hear what he had to say about the failures of contemporary architecture one morning at his firm's offices in an industrial loft in Manhattan's wholesale antiques district.<br>Although he is usually classed with postmodernists and deconstructivists who consider themselves cultural radicals with an agenda of revolution, Eisenman turns out upon closer examination to be a very different thinker, who is surprisingly blunt about the failures of modern architecture, the uselessness of the cultural left, and the obsolescence of the avant-garde. He is a cantankerously honest thinker in a field rife with glib ideologues and trendy posers.</p>