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Coop Himmelblau’s wildly ambitious L.A. high school opened to great acclaim and local controversy. Two years later, we ask: how is it actually working?
...an attempt to accomplish something all too rare in design journalism: to understand how a new and ambitious piece of architecture works in the real world.
I sincerely wish these kind of reviews - post-occupancy analysis, really - were far more common than they are. As Hawthorne says, architectural press is so focused on the brand new object, usually shown with very little context, that we rarely hear about actual successes and failures, both unintended and not, of our buildings. i think we all could learn from these types of reviews. One of the now-gone architecture mags used to do this every month in the late 90s - I wish more would do it now.
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