Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Modernity v. Modernism II: Materials

The "future" that architects dream up always seems to be made of some colorbody (white, always white) composite material... there are no scratches revealing that the white gloss is merely a paint finish. Until we invent such a material (and put it to practical, economical use), such "futuristic" design (Zaha in Cincinnati comes to mind) will always ring hollow (literally) as merely stagecraft.

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