Tag Archives: Mies van der Rohe

The Lens: Farnsworth House

A stunning building and a stunning rendering (no, this is not a real photograph). I like it so much I made it my desktop background. Photo courtesy Evermotion: Marlasinger.

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What’s boring and real ideas

I’ve lost patience with Renzo Piano. A few weeks ago, walking around the Chicago Art Institute addition that he recently designed, I was bored out of my mind (regarding the architecture, not the art). I mean, it’s tasteful and classy and deferential and whatever, but it’s so boring. So predictable.

I find this terribly boring, even if I do admit that it's not necessarily a bad building.

Read on past the break for a whole spate of strong opinions. Continue reading

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