Starchitects

November 19, 2015, 12pm PST
One of the country's most beautiful cities could get a dramatic new development project, calling on the design talents of Bjarke Ingels Group.
designboom
April 1, 2015, 11am PDT
Last night's edition of the Family Feud gave starchitects a pop culture moment.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 20, 2015, 6am PDT
An addiction to spectacle and fad, says Peter Buchanan, has set architecture adrift in a sea of meaningless forms. And real design problems go ignored.
The Architectural Review
February 23, 2015, 9am PST
Alastair Gordon lambasts Miami's high-end architectural extremes. A horizontal, nature-inspired urbanism might better address contradictions between breezy luxury and inland poverty.
Miami Herald
July 30, 2014, 9am PDT
In response to a recent polemic by Witold Rybczynski against the global proliferation of iconic but disconnected projects by starchitects, the New York Times hosts a debate that addresses the question: Are superstar architects ruining city skylines?
New York Times
July 26, 2013, 6am PDT
As much as architects and critics may hate the term, "we are going to be stuck with 'starchitect' until everybody with a keyboard agrees to retire it," says Guy Horton. So how can architects - star or not - make the term work for them?
ArchDaily
March 14, 2013, 10am PDT
Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog and de Meuron, and Bjarke Ingels are some of the big names designing projects for Miami's hot again real estate market. Can their bold designs ensure that this building boom has legs?
The Architect's Newspaper Blog
December 15, 2012, 5am PST
'Starchitects' compete for prime real estate in New York City, and selling their stuff isn’t as easy as one might think. See four famous architects in action as they pitch designs for a new office tower on Park Avenue.
The Guardian U.K.
December 7, 2012, 10am PST
A letter written by George Washington that is set to be auctioned by Christie's details the founding father's conflicting views of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, diva designer of the District of Columbia.
The Washington Post
November 19, 2012, 7am PST
Alexei Barrionuevo explores San Francisco's starchitect deficit, finding a city "more interested in conserving its [history] than in making a statement." This approach comes in for criticism from the dean of starchitects himself - Frank Gehry.
The New York Times
October 19, 2012, 6am PDT
With the waning of the starchitect era, Philip Nobel sees an opportunity to skewer some of the profession's "last stars standing" and applies his critical broom to help finish the house cleaning job.
Metropolis
March 12, 2012, 9am PDT
Vivan S. Toy examines the fate of several condo developments in New York that employed brand name architects to sell their products during the housing boom, and finds mixed results.
The New York Times
March 4, 2012, 1pm PST
A distinguished panel of architectural critics gathered this past week at the Center for Architecture, in New York, to discuss “Architectural Criticism Today.” Julie V. Iovine presents some choice excerpts from the two-hour conversation.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
For Halloween, a group of designers from Steven Holl turned their favorite architects into jack-o-lanterns.
The New York Observer
December 20, 2009, 11am PST
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks back at the past ten years of architecture and sees a growth in the field's importance in the U.S., though not in its power.
Los Angeles Times
December 1, 2009, 12pm PST
Vegas' CityCenter, designed by a handful of notable architects, may be Vegas' first walkable, urban development, complete with LEED Gold Certification.
FastCompany
July 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One of the world's largest urban renewal projects is about to break ground in the Kartal area of Istanbul, and every aspect of the new neighborhood is designed by a star architect. The Wall St. Journal reports on the new "city-building industry".</p>
Wall St. Journal
March 25, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Architects are not just architects anymore. Now they are planners, too, and some high profile projects all over the world show that this trend is likely to continue.</p>
Architect Magazine