October, 2011

Events: AD Book Launch, Architectural Doppelgängers Panel & OMA as ‘Educator’

A quick note on some up coming events I’m involved in next week: On Monday, 31 Oct we’re having a launch of the Radical Post Modernism issue of AD that we co-edited and to celebrate FAT will be in conversation with Charles Jencks, after which, we are promised, drinks. Radical Post-Modernism, edited by Charles Jencks […]

A Walk In The Ruins Of Modernism

These are photographs taken from a recent trip to Pruitt Igoe in St Louis. Except of course that Pruitt Igoe, the giant housing scheme designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1956, isn’t there. Beginning with a spectacular implosion in 1972, it had been completly demolished by 1976. Famously, that first implosion was dubbed the […]

Bonaventure Adventure

Up, down, turn around / Please don’t let me hit the ground No, I’ve never met anyone quite like you before. Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles