Archinect - News 2015-10-07T00:32:18-04:00 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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 article "<a href="" 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>