Back in March The Pritzker Award Committee announced that this year’s laureate would be Frei Otto. This was excellent news, especially for all megastructural-age nostalgics such as myself… if not for the unfortunate coincidence that Mr. Otto had sadly passed away a coupla days before that.
Click to enlarge “A decade now, one of Manhattan’s most distinctive icons, that which Baudrillard offered as the perfect architectural embodiment of the simulacrum of the model, disappeared from the island’s skyline. There are other über-New Yorker architectural icons, of course. Earlier and more widely broadcasted for the better part of the XX century, the EmpireContinue reading “ICONIC ON [Article for STUDIO 03: ICON]”