Starchitecture

James S. Russell, architecture and design critic, pitches his two cents into the starchitect debate, arguing for locatecture and sensitivity to place.
Aug 19, 2014   Architizer
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?
Jul 30, 2014   New York Times
The proposed expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently got a major revision—now instead of cantilevering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the building would bridge Wilshire Boulevard.
Jul 9, 2014   Los Angeles Times
Witold Rybczynski laments the globalization of architecture—especially the personal branding of the most famous architects onto the skylines of cities all over the world.
Jun 17, 2014   New York Times Magazine
Around the corner from buildings by Daniel Libeskind and Rafael Vinoly (just to name two) in the CityCenter section of the Las Vegas Strip, a never-complete building, designed by Forster + Partners, stood empty for years. Not for long.
May 29, 2014   Architectural Record
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?
Jul 26, 2013   ArchDaily
Travel+Leisure Magazine presents a gallery of "the world's strangest buildings", which it presents as sites "worth a detour."
Nov 20, 2011   Travel+Leisure
With the outsourcing business booming, Indian companies are building sexy new office towers with the goal of attracting the hottest software developers and consultants.
Jan 4, 2011   The New York Times
Eric Felton writes that buyers of splashy, starchitect-designed buildings are finding all too often that innovation in form leads to unforeseen structural problems.
Sep 28, 2010   The Wall St. Journal
This piece from <em>Business Week</em> lists the most anticipated architecture projects to watch in 2010.
Mar 9, 2010   Business Week
Even more so than usual, few people will be receiving buildings as gifts this season.  They're too expensive, you can’t return them, and, notwithstanding Barbie’s Dream House, they probably won't fit under your tree.  But still, this Yuletide affords ample opportunity to take stock of the works that have arisen in this most momentous of decades.  Opinion
Dec 23, 2009   By Josh Stephens