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Kudos to anybody who has a trademark signature they created in architecture. I like his work. However, I have seen less change in his work than that of Pelli, Pei or KPF over the years. With the Getty complex in LA, the most noticeable difference is the change in materials, notably the use of stone, and the introduction of other colors to the palette. What do you think? What about the progression of his work vis-a-vis that of his contemporaries?
Kind of like one language fits all.
Or maybe like Esperanto not spoken here.
So much for intellectual "discourse" thus far ...
Has the language morphed much? No.
Nor has the vocabulary been added to much over the years.
It's an insular language, but any program can be written in it.
It's easily enough understood by virtually anyone anywhere, but, no matter where, it's virtually always foreign.
Even the tattoo is "one language fits all."
(Reuters) - Rome's new mayor announced his intention on Wednesday to tear down a museum designed by U.S. architect Richard Meier that critics decried as a modernist eyesore when it was unveiled in the historic centre in 2006.
One critic compared it to a giant petrol station, while another called it "an indecent cesspit", when it was unveiled in 2006.
* thinking the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona *
"And the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Most Non-Indigenous Architecture Anywhere goes to..."