Starchitecture

While they look clean and green on the drawing board, Asia's planned developments might be nothing more than cloned commercialism set in concrete. By undermining local culture, this 'smart city' approach may also prove unsustainable.
Apr 12, 2015   The Global Urbanist
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.  Blog Post
Dec 23, 2009   By Josh Stephens
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