Monday, August 25, 2008
Architect Lebbeus Woods' Take on Convention
Those of you interested in architecture and its influence on popular culture might enjoy this. It's the best thing I read today.
A bit says:
"Architecture is big business today. While most of his friends and colleagues have abandoned their imaginary cities to chase lucrative commissions, Mr. Woods has shown little interest in building. Instead he continues to work at a small drafting table in a corner of his downtown apartment, a solitary, monklike figure churning out increasingly abstract architectural fantasies, several of which are on view in the “Dreamland” show at the Museum of Modern Art.
“I’m not interested in living in a fantasy world,” Mr. Woods told me. “All my work is still meant to evoke real architectural spaces. But what interests me is what the world would be like if we were free of conventional limits. Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules.”
Read it here.
graph per ny times
Labels: architecture, city, pop culture, urban, urban experience
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