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Architecture in the Great Recession: A Return to Common Sense? →

“…The last boom coincided with a loosening—some would say abandonment—of architectural propriety. Building booms often encourage excess—think of the Gilded Age—but this time large budgets, a celebrity architectural culture, and computer-aided design combined to produce a spate of distinctly odd buildings, such as Santiago Calatrava’s twisting apartment tower in Malmö, Sweden, and Frank Gehry’s apocalyptic Stata Center at MIT…”

(Source: jron)

— 3 years ago with 22 notes
#Archtitecture  #economy  #recession  #excess 
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