Archinect Sessions #58: Last week’s architecture news. When it wasn’t so depressing.
Collecting the most important news of the past week – that is, from the recording date's perspective of March 30th, the day before Zaha Hadid's sudden death – this episode brings stories on: the winning below-grade skyscraper (sinkscraper?) of eVolo's Skyscraper Competition; a long-lost Le... View full entry
"It’s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum" — TWBTA take on Charles Moore's Hood Museum
To those concerned about the renovation of the Hood Museum of Art, the situation is charged with paradox: The architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, who protested the Museum of Modern Art’s dismantling of the Folk Art Museum they designed in Manhattan, are now transforming the Hood, an award-winning museum designed by Charles Moore [...].
“It’s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum [...] It’s totally insensitive to the Moore building.”
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien previously in the Archinect news:"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President ObamaTod Williams & Billie Tsien... View full entry
You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life
Moore’s appreciation of Disneyland was notorious in an era when the ‘truthfulness’ of modern architecture was largely unquestioned.
— places journal
"No architectural essay of the time foretold the preoccupations of postmodernism more memorably: “You Have to Pay” featured the very first architectural appreciation of Disneyland, which had opened just ten years earlier. Moore’s provocation would be upped three years later when Robert... View full entry
CityLab reflects on August Perez III's influence on his hometown of New Orleans
August Perez III had an incredible impact on the way New Orleans looks today, from its skyline to Mardi Gras. Perez, one of the city's most important architects of the 20th century, passed away last week at the age of 81.[...]
Taking over his father's architecture firm in 1975, Perez quickly made his mark on postmodern architecture, teaming up with Charles Moore to design the Piazza D'Italia in 1978. The public plaza [...]remains one of the most defining pieces of postmodern design to this day.
A Blast from the Past 2: Which Way To The Future
Shelly Kappe moderates a panel consisting of Charles Moore, Frank Gehry, Helmut Schulitz, Peter de Bretteville, Roland Coate, and Glen Small. They discuss their ideas about the future. This Fall 1976 series was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation. Moore emphasizes the importance of the past.
— SCI Arc Media Archive
Gehry proposes new material possibilities. Schulitz questions the values of contemporary commercial society. De Bretteville discusses complexity and its various forms in architecture. Coate discusses diversity in the world of architecture, proposing that the discipline of architecture will cross... View full entry
Moore Ruble Yudell: Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades
Charles W. Moore is indeed one of the pivotal architect and the author of the now notorious and often inadequately understood (and naively dismissed on formal grounds) Po Mo period of 70's and 80's. In early eighties, Moore's collaborative, still known and functioning to date as Moore Ruble... View full entry