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Fact, Opinion, Bollocks

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FACT A fact is something we readily accept as true. We’re confident that we could somehow verify it if we wanted to. This photograph was taken by Virgile Lafreniere using a Canon Rebel EOS 300D, 18-55 Canon II EF-S f/3.5-5.5, Kingston CF 2GB 100x. INFORMED OPINION These refer to things we didn’t know before but we don’t bother to question […]

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The DARKER Side of Villa Savoye

The DARKER Side of Villa Savoye
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For Part I Following on from Graham’s first post on this architectural ‘masterpiece’, and which mainly talked about how bad the planning of the house was, today I’m going to talk about some other things that weren’t so great about this villa. As soon as it was completed, it was apparent that the house was […]

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What’s the point of Architecture? – Part 2

What’s the point of Architecture? – Part 2
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To the credit of Mr. Sinclair, Architects for Humanity is making the first major challenge to the question “What is architecture supposed to be about?” since Walter Gropius taught us it’s all about the prestige, Le Corbusier taught us it’s all about the power, Mies van der Rohe taught us it’s all about the money […]

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What’s the point of Architecture? – Part 1

What’s the point of Architecture? – Part 1
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‪‪”The lost monopoly of critical theory has left architecture critics in despair. In the book ‘Architecture in the Netherlands 2007-08’ the editors complain about the loss of a singular frame of reference by which architecture can be judged. This confusion is inherited by the younger generation of critics. They continue to study critical theory, finish […]