Archinect - News 2014-07-31T05:40:37-04:00 Portland Building still controversial after 30 years Archinect 2012-02-22T22:20:00-05:00 >2012-02-27T12:47:28-05:00 <img src="" width="300" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It had such a low budget. I was criticized for putting the windows in too small, but it got more expensive the more glass I had. I wasn&rsquo;t the one who put the workers near the windows, limiting the light let in. Most people don&rsquo;t realize I didn&rsquo;t design the interior.&rdquo; Despite proceeding to design award-winning buildings and products worldwide, Graves holds the Portland Building as one of his greatest achievements. He still enjoys talking about the sculpture that sits in front, Portlandia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bye bye to Eighties architecture? Archinect 2011-08-31T12:28:02-04:00 >2011-08-31T12:28:15-04:00 <img src="" width="415" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by developer/architect Ian Pollard, it's a brash, grandiose office building on Queenstown Road facing Battersea Park that was completed in 1987... In short, it's an architectural dog's dinner, one of a very few buildings that can actually make me laugh out loud on the rare occasion I pass it on the bus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cesar Pelli's that 70's dream is about to come true Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-07T14:56:00-04:00 >2012-10-19T14:07:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="182" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> When architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cesar Pelli</a> built his aka <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Blue Whale'</a> Pacific Design Center in 1975, West Coast officially declared it was going to be the center of the decorating universe. Almost forty years later and with the addition of green and red compartments, that primary shaped colorful dream is nearly and retroactively fullfilled. One potential problem is,&nbsp;centrally&nbsp;located design showrooms are also so yesterday and there are floors of&nbsp;vacant&nbsp;office spaces everywhere in the city.&nbsp;</p>