Architecture Fiction

The architect takes questions

“It is important to let others lead from time to time, to not assert your leadership which, I admit, sometimes feels made up.” As the leader of the lecture and the reason all comers came,¬†he¬†walked third in the procession down the lawn, kicking up orange leaves. Johnson’s glass house looked on from the side. It […]


One good reason to scorn NYU

There’s something about NYU that makes otherwise smart architects produce the bulkiest, ugliest buildings. These things stick out like sore thumbs. Who would’ve guessed that they were designed by Philip Johnson, Rafael Vinoly, and Kevin Roche. Philip Johnson: Roche Dinkeloo: Roche Dinkeloo, again: I have a theory. It involves severely insulting NYU’s board of directors, […]