Monday, February 28, 2005

modernist approach to modernism

i think this article in Metropolis summarize pretty well what happens to modern architecture by SOM and the likes:

Checkpoint Checkup
By Max Page
Twenty-five years ago West Berlin invited the world’s most celebrated architects to help rebuild devastated parts of the divided city. What is the legacy of that ambitious effort?

the article concludes that the buildings look boring, and the buildings style was a missed opportunity to spend the money with better design in mind.

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