Why "Starchitects" Are Ruining Skylines
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Witold Rybcznski, emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, critiques buildings designed by "starchitects" - that is, star architects, who often work in cities they know nothing about, leading to buildings that don't mesh well with the surroundings, and advocates for cities to nurture more local architectural talent.
Norman Foster: London's Gherkin Building ("locatecture") and NYC's Hearst Building ("starchitecture")
Frank Gehry: LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall ("locatecture")
Frank Gehry: Seattle's EMP Museum ("starchitecture")
Moshe Safdi: Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem ("locatecture")
Moshe Safdi: Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Resort ("starchitecture")