Reply To: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks
Isn’t it a fact that the Starchitects have too much going on to actually get involved in all the designs their offices produce?
I think Foster has suffered from this for quite a few years now. An Libeskind’s Berlin building is really good, if a little difficult to fit out with an exhibition, but its one of those architectural onomatopeia tingys, the design fits the brief on more levels than usual. It think the nay-sayers, wherever they are, may have a point in criticising reproduction designs, but why has no-one mentioned Gehry?
If they all went over or back to Po-Mo it might be easier. A quote I read somewhere comes to mind:
“A post-modern architect can produce the design for a huge building in a day . . . . . any day”.
Anyone know where that came from?