Swiss Re Sheds some weight

Foster’s Gherkin starts shedding for the summer

A review of yesterday’s Koolhaas lecture at Cornell.“the insatiable public effects the relationship between the architect and the public. We need to maintain respect of the public and [our]selves.” word.

Arcspace shows us some residential California Modernism


Images of Herzog & deMeuron’s Cottbus University Library, near Berlin. (above) Overlapping letters printing on an undulating, color changing facade and flourescent pink interiors? huh. Personally, I find the inside to be a little too sterile – perhaps even a little too “modern” – and doesn’t really seem like a place I’d like to study.
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