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 this interview, Frank Gehry defends his record and balks at being called a "starchitect."
Dec 17, 2009   The Independent (UK)
The Nottingham Contemporary, a stark new museum building in London, exhibits none of the architectural excess of the past several years in contemporary architecture, says critic Tom Dyckhoff.
Nov 17, 2009   The Times Online
Can today's contemporary architects, schooled in modernism and invention, in fact incorporate the sort of green building materials and techniques that make a real difference? And does design really matter? Josh Stephens takes a look. Exclusive
Nov 1, 2009  By Josh Stephens
The new Montreal Symphony Hall design is revealed. The architect states, 'We are not building for the ego of the architect, large as it might be.'
May 31, 2009   The Montreal Gazette
Many of the iconic structures designed by 'starchitects' are extravagant in their use of materials and the energy required to assemble them, writes Jack Diamond.
Mar 23, 2009   The Globe and Mail
Columnist Blair Kamin says that the Obama presidency puts a nail in the coffin of starchitecture, and introduces an age of sustainable buildings and an emphasis on infrastructure.
Jan 27, 2009   Chicago Tribune