Tuesday, June 9, 2009

budget v. beauty in architecture

{Image: NY Times}

Here is a really great article that was in the NY Times yesterday by architectural critic Nicolai Ourousoff:

Architecture - Battle Between Budget and Beauty, Where Budget Won

In the decision to scrap the flashy starchitect Frank Gehry's design for the new Nets arena in Brooklyn, the city is also making a bold statement about the low priority of good design. It is a sad reality for architects to be again told that cost is much more important than thoughtful design. I have strong reactions to these issues because I believe that it is possible to pursue a combination of good design and low cost in all areas of design, which includes architecture.


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