Nice to see the Weisman getting a shout out for Gehry’s flowing metallic facades that first took shape around the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota although it doesn’t seem that everyone is a fan-
These [exterior treatments] adorn museums but also concert halls, schools and hotels, seemingly without regard for place, purpose or relative importance in the built environment.
One expansion I’ve never been a fan of is the 2003 supersizing of Soldier Field in Chicago:
The looming of the new expansion over the neoclassical whilst driving down Michigan avenue seems nothing if not overbearing. Of course the seating has been greatly expanded, but Wikipedia tell us that the stadium is still the third smallest in the NFL! Also of interest of that this expansion caused the stadium to be removed from the list of Nation Register of Historic Places.
Great article from 99% Invisible
The limits of language and our underlying cognitive architecture
This article somehow reminded me of the “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” quote often attributed to Peter Drucker (which in fact seems to be a misattribution).
A Koenigsegg One:1 crashed at Nurburgring
Glad to see the driver is ok.
YouTube has some great videos of this (and other) Koenigsegg machines.
Update: Post accident analysis. Spoiler: Sensor fault.
Tippet Rise Art Center is now on the List. I would think the closest local analog would be Franconia or Caponi. Any others? Leave a comment.
The Art Center is open to the public, but has limited daily admission.
I’m interested to see how this works out.
Love the incorporation of the existing building into the expansion of the Viking Ship Museum. Looks like construction won’t start for a number of years however.
The nighttime render at AART is especially striking.
A must see if you find yourself in Oslo.