Living with roommates is practically a rite of passage in New York City. It often begins with far too many people sharing too little space and ends with a move into an apartment of one’s own, or with that special someone.
But with rents reaching new highs, single 20-somethings are not the only ones looking for someone with whom to share the rent. Couples are living with roommates even after they’ve tied the knot. — NY Times
A key element of his success is that for much of his career, he hasn't been doing the work alone: In a field that often relegates women to the background, the Fuksas firm is a shared enterprise, run in tandem with Doriana Fuksas, his wife since 1981. "Maybe we're complementary," says Doriana (née Mandrelli). "We love the same things, the same feelings and moods—just in a different way. I'm much more pop; he's more classic." — online.wsj.com
The latest ShowCase: was a private residence in Weinheim by Wannenmacher-Möller Architekten. megan_eleven commented "I like the interior. The outside looking, I think, is not like a home, not warm enough~ I still prefer a house giving people warm and love.......This one, it looks a little...
Back in the real world, the married-partner model has proved powerful, not because it fosters a homey atmosphere of concord and compromise but because it allows two loyal but opinionated people, with compatible levels of obsessiveness and drive, to feed off each other’s energies — NY Magazine
In the latest issue, Justin Davidson uses the recent discussion regarding Denise Scott Brown's Pritzker Prize or lack thereof, to examine the myth of the solitary auteur and the growing reality of the married-partner model.
Baker is an architect who has just purchased one of [Richard] Meier’s raw space apartments with his wife and is supposed to be using his design skills to turn it into a home. But he is suffering through an artistic slump, a malaise his wife hopes to remedy by forcing him into a competition with a younger, up-and-coming architect, whose wife was once her best friend. Through constantly shifting perspectives, the private design competition provides a funny, insightful look at love and ambition... — phillyburbs.com
A Raw Space is a play by Jon Marans, currently running at the Bristol Riverside theater in Philadelphia. The play is set inside of one of Richard Meier's Perry Street luxury apartments, while the tenants, two high powered architecture couples, tangle during a design competition.
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