Witold Rybczynski thinks not, saying that the success of the project's "landscape urbanism" is its remarkably dense and urban setting, not the hip design and landscaping.
May 17, 2011 The New York Times
Witold Rybczynski writes the epitaph for the McMansion. With the housing market in the toilet, Rybczynski says new homebuyers are going to be seeking something smaller, more affordable and possibly not a single-family home.
May 12, 2011 Slate
Building smaller, more economical and sustainable homes is the talk of the building industry. But is it based on truth? Reporter Andrew Rice says it's anyone's guess with Americans will embrace the "spirit of contraint."
Oct 27, 2010 The New York Times
Witold Rybczynski says that people have lost their faith in city-driven urban planning, and that the private marketplace is driving the changes we need today.
Apr 5, 2010 Slate
Witold Rybczynski profiles Christopher Alexander, author of A Pattern Language, one of the most influential books in urban planning. Alexander recently won the Vincent Scully prize from the National Building Museum.
Dec 3, 2009 Slate
How did high ceilings become equated with high class?
May 22, 2009 Slate.com
According to architect critic Witold Rybczynski, most iconic architecture never intended to be, and it should stay that way.
Apr 30, 2009 Finance And Commerce
Witold Rybczynski says that architects are trying too hard to build buildings that are attention-getting rather than going for timeless designs.
Nov 24, 2008 Wall St. Journal