Archinect - News 2014-08-21T02:21:26-04:00 Hitler's Words Into Stone. Can architecture itself be fascist? Bryan Finoki 2013-04-28T00:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:24:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather elegant," intoned the white-haired figure at the podium. He was speaking of Adolf Hitler's Reich Chancellery, designed in 1938 by Albert Speer. Up next on the screen was the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds where brown-shirted Nazis paraded en masse. "I think it is really great architecture," said the lecturer. "You take off the swastikas, and you can admire it without feeling guilty."</p></em><br /><br /><p> As you might expect, "Audience members shifted awkwardly in their seats, and a few walked out to protest the remarks by L&eacute;on Krier, opening a conference on Berlin at the Yale School of Architecture in February." &nbsp;Anyone manage to actually be there for this, or have any follow-up?</p> Chipperfield talks architectural balance Archinect 2011-11-04T13:11:37-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It was a shock to come out [of graduate school] and realize [modern architects] were a public enemy,&rdquo; Chipperfield said. This &ldquo;hostile public opinion,&rdquo; he said, was the result of poor work by the previous generation of architects, whose bad reputation became projected onto Chipperfield and his contemporaries. Furthermore, the damage to England&rsquo;s monuments and other edifices caused in World War II contributed to the public&rsquo;s grim outlook on architecture, he added.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Review: The Best Lecture Times by Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-10T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-22T17:58:56-05:00 <p> <em>Lovedog bites the Pragmatic Utopia: "AMBIGUITY" and</em></p> <p> <em>"HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY" with white on black slogan slides as presented. Superficial review of Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels lectures in Los Angeles.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><br> "AMBIGUITY" by Steven Holl<br><br> Date and place:<br> 3/2/2011, SCI Arc, Los Angeles<br><br> Main Material:<br> Lecture built around meaning of "ambiguity" in the works of the architect. Large scale mixed use projects in China.<br> Queens Library in New York, museums, watercolor drawings, concept diagrams, architect's own photos of finished projects with construction slides. Show and tell format. Reading from a text.<br><br> Crowd:<br> Students, 30 and 40 somethings, older ladies and gentlemen, in all equal amounts.<br><br> Sense of Humor:<br> Negligible, except audience laughed in an on the know moment when Holl showed a picture of himself with Thom Mayne wearing hard hats touring Holl's construction site in China.<br><br> Relevancy to what's going on (based on global poverty ranking in relation to his clients):<br> None...</p>