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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