Archinect - News 2014-04-18T04:11:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/12459745/metro-blue-line-is-the-route-for-traveling-circus-plays Metro Blue Line is the route for `traveling circus' plays Archinect 2011-07-06T20:23:20-04:00 >2011-07-06T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd2478ef5214b513f9e250f87c79931b.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>William Shakespeare wrote plays in five acts; now comes Watts Village Theater Company, organizing a theater piece in five light-rail stops. Dubbed "Meet Me @Metro II," it'll be performed along the Metro Blue Line between Watts and downtown Long Beach over the coming two weekends.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/2880267/roger-scruton-red-rag-to-an-architectural-bull Roger Scruton: red rag to an architectural bull J. James R. 2011-04-14T14:34:01-04:00 >2011-04-17T04:35:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ao0esschaspr9w.jpg" width="300" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Scruton maybe "pleased as punch" with himself, his column in the Times have a few in Britain "cream crackered." Both the Guardian and BdOnline have prepared their own commentary to Scruton's salacious, if not shallow, reading of contemporary architecture. As reported in this Bdonline.co.uk article "<a href="http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/philosopher-mauls-starchitects/5016580.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philosopher mauls 'starchitects'</a>," Scruton's column can be summed up by a few quotes: <br></p><p>"'New architecture&hellip; is designed to stand out as the work of some inspired artist who does not build for people but sculpts space for his own expressive ends.'</p><p>He claimed the resulting designs resembled 'vegetables, vehicles, hairdryers, washing machines or backyard junk' and added: 'The typical starchitect building is without a facade or an orientation that it shares with its neighbours.'</p><p>'It is designed as waste: throwaway architecture, involving vast quantities of energy-intensive materials, which will be demolished within 20 years.'"</p><p>Of course, a cage rattle of this severity usually does not ...</p>