Archinect - News 2014-12-20T21:42:17-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/59387816/editor-s-picks-286 Editor's Picks #286 Nam Henderson 2012-10-16T00:11:00-04:00 >2013-12-19T04:58:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4xogi7dv8y7os2q.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alex-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Maymind</a>&nbsp;highlighted the work of Cornell studio "<strong>Ungers vs. Rowe</strong>"&nbsp;in a piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58887387/archipelagos-ungers-vs-rowe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARCHIPELAGOS: Ungers vs. Rowe.</a>&nbsp;Both the studio and feature, articulate "<em>a theoretical argument about two divergent Cornell legacies: one, O.M. Ungers and the other, Colin Rowe as exemplary urban design positions that after some forty years remain still operative in today&rsquo;s context</em>". Mr. Maymind further argues that "<em>Both Ungers and Rowe share an overwhelming concern for the deployment and manipulation of precedent (with all of the baggage the term implies) as the basis for making and conceptualizing form</em>". The studio featured two groups of two students, each assigned either Ungers or Rowe, as source material.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>beautiful work. man, i would have loved this studio</em>"&nbsp;and even <strong>Thayer-D</strong> agreed "<em>Ultimately, the main source of apprehension in dealing with these two figures comes from the fact that they both sought to criticize the status quo, which is still very much alive</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk8czfhh95n8a164.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>New...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59239435/brutalist-architect-ulrich-franzen-dies-at-91 Brutalist architect, Ulrich Franzen, dies at 91 Archinect 2012-10-13T18:46:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T05:16:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91f0551074bd6a7e014eed7d9a8940e0.jpg" width="190" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not everyone liked the skywalks, which connect buildings Mr. Franzen designed at Hunter College on Lexington Avenue. Neighbors lamented the loss of sunlight. But Mr. Franzen, a Modernist subscriber to the form-follows-function credo, considered them the functional equivalent of ivy-covered walkways for urban students. It would &ldquo;become the college community&rsquo;s main street,&rdquo; he wrote of the skywalk plan in 1972 in the college&rsquo;s student newspaper, &ldquo;well above rush-hour traffic at street level.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>