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2005.12.05 16:00
Thom Mayne on Charlie Rose
First of all, presenting a sound-bite answer is not the issue here, especially since Rose gave Mayne a whole hour. Rose's question contained some leads, "is it politics?, is it style?" (I don't remember all the exact words), and given the question, I would have given the context of where I see Morphosis within architectural history, and then explained what the Morphosis design approach sets out to accomplish. I can't answer what Mayne would say himself, but that's the way I would have approached an answer to the question. What I thought after I saw Mayne's hesitation and then heard his answer is just how afraid and subsequently unable architects are at talking about style. But, more to the point, architects are afraid to discuss their motivation because a lot of the motivation (especially for Morphosis) is about creating a certain style.
style 1 : the way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed
The notion of style in architecture has been so debased by Modernism's reaction to eclecticism that architects now don't even know how to talk about it.


2005.12.08 08:27
Thom Mayne on Charlie Rose
"Talking about style seems to imply that we are designing by imitation..." -- this is exactly what I mean by "style in architecture has been so debased by Modernism's reaction to eclecticism that architects now don't even know how to talk about it."
Designing via "intuitive gut reactions that fight against and/or inform mental process" is a style.


2005.12.08 12:03
serpentOMA's pavillion

context: no contest

2005.12.08 12:32
serpentOMA's pavillion

sole solution
OR

not original enough


2005.12.08 14:37
serpentOMA's pavillion


contentious

2005.12.09 16:13
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Schachtel Architektur



2005.12.09 15:17
2006 Pritzker Prize
die Projekten

2005.12.10 16:07
What are you reading?
Bloomingdale's Book of Home Decorating by Barbera d'Arcy. Copyright 1973 First edition.


2005.12.11 10:19
Re: Michelangelo & Wren
What intrigues me about the Castle Howard as-built plan is the Long Gallery and the Chapel, which do not show up in most of the history books I've seen the (Vanbrugh) plan in. What interests me is the resultant schizophrenic architecture.


2005.12.11 18:00
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Ach, das Jugendstil heute!?


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