LA's redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum: so bad the public will love it?
Rather than falling within the category of parametricism, the Petersen Automotive Museum is an updated example of building/facade as sign, introducing a new type of index, even.
Rowan Moore on Zaha Hadid
I thought Moore was going to tell us how and why Hadid and her office chose to "set about creating ever more elaborate and disconnected icons." In fact, after presenting a continual string of anecdotes, it's not at all clear that Hadid and her office even made such a choice. I think Moore is guilty of some false reporting here.
I've always found Tigerman's iconoclasm tepid, somewhat forced, and either adolescent or cranky.
Iconoclasm can be an art, but very few actually realize that.
I Can't Stand the Sight of Blood 1984
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Just started reading some Harman and already find myself wondering if the next step is "everything's the same thing."
Inside Elizabeth's restaurant, Savannah, Georgia, 1986.
SL: Everything's the same thing.
JW: And what is that thing exactly?
...finished dinner and started dessert...
SL: It's all a wavelength.
JW: That's a good answer.