Rowan Moore lamented the lack of nuance and complexity in both the design and historical memory represented by the new RAF Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London. For his part drmatthewhardy disagreed with Mr. Moore, writing “I don't think anyone expects Rowan Moore to approve of anything classical. This is a fabulous war memorial and an impressive and poignant reminder of the crews and their overwhelming sacrifice
In Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust, Orhan Ayyüce explored the “nebulous subject” of architectural preservation. He questioned “In short, what is worth of preserving and who preserves the privately owned American House? Would the ultimate decision...
Diller Scofidio + Renfro were announced today as designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. New York exhibition specialists Local Projects will act as participatory media designer and develop engaging ways to access digital content at the museum and remotely. The museum campus is scheduled to reopen in 2014. — bustler.net
Charles Renfro, AIA, is a Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 75 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. — vimeo.com
Robgin Pogrebin of the New York Times reports that Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been tapped to design the 90,000 square-foot Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building. The building was named after the alumni who graciously donated $30,000,000 to its construction. Construction is expected to begin in...
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