Archinect - News 2014-12-19T13:15:00-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/49487311/editor-s-picks-266 Editor's Picks #266 Nam Henderson 2012-05-28T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:08:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/slc6yfp71ek1j946.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center, Alexander Maymind argued the center's "grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2]...hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness." 18x32 responded "I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alexander-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Maymind</a> shared his essay&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/49090085/still-ugly-after-all-these-years-a-close-reading-of-peter-eisenman-s-wexner-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center</a>,&nbsp;recently published&nbsp; in <a href="http://onetwelveksa.com/2012/04/27/issue-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One: Twelve Issue 4, April 2012</a>.&nbsp;Therein he begins by suggesting how the center's "<em>grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2] related to the aims of a contemporary art institution sited in a traditional neoclassical campus plan. These effects; critical, discursive and haptic, hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness.</em>"</p> <p> <strong>18x32 </strong>responded "<em>I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting. Everything is too clean, too precise, too clinical, too withdrawn, too intentional to be grotesque. The 'Uncanny' might be a more accurate descriptor and be more in line with Eisenman's own position (see, for example, his comments on Moneo's Town Hall in Logro&ntilde;o in discussion with Christopher Al...</em></p>