Pritzker Price in Architecture

Cityscapes: Tokyo-based duo win Pritzker Prize; recent works include Glass Pavilion in Toledo, New Museum in Manhattan

I’m a bit late with commenting on this as the announcement was made last Sunday, but the Pritzker committee decided to honor the Japanese team Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa together for the award. I love their work, and I think this is an awesome choice. They have done some absolutely breathtaking work!


How do I hate your tower? Let me count the ways

CBC News – Art & Design – Tower to spiral over London Olympics

I am really hoping that in practice this is better than it is in model form because I pretty much hate it. It makes me crabby, in fact. What do you think of Anish Kapoor’s sculpture?

May 100 years from now my opinion on this will be like all those who pooh-pooh’d the Eiffel Tower.


Telling the story of places and people

PhilaPlace – Sharing Stories from the City of Neighborhoods is a joint project with one of the key faculty members, Amy Hillier, being at the City and Regional Planning department at the University of Pennsylvania’s excellent School of Design.

I particularly like the sites documenting W.E.B DuBois and the fact that the site is interactive–you can add a story. You can also create a family socio-spatial family history to save under your login to share with your friends and family.