Thursday, January 17, 2008

Voice of Dissent

"Modern architecture has become totally homogenized and uninteresting... One streetscape in Prague is worth all of Dubai, visually."

That quote from NYT coverage of traditional architecture enthusiast, Richard Driehaus, a man who has money and knows what to do with it: Provide a prize for traditional architecture, and enable it to be administered by a school that encourages such architecture, Notre Dame.

Combine this with the Frank Gehry lawsuit to get an overall picture of contemporary architecture's predicament.