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How Things Might Have Been: Individuals, Kinds, and Essential Properties - Oxford Scholarship
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Subscriber Login Email Address. Library Card. Koolhaas gave a kind of TED Talk to the public meeting, very cool and disruptive. His firm was then intent on getting an important American job, and his wooing continued in earnest when the selection committee visited European works by the two finalists.
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Holl, honoring the no-contact etiquette of the final decision, hung back. Granted, his new library in Queens, New York is much smaller than the Seattle Central Library, but the Holl design looks wonderful, full of the poetry of light and sculptural forms.
The Times story is worth reading for all these reasons and the good photos , and also for its analysis of the tremendous obstacles the building faced with the many uncoordinated regulators of design in Manhattan. That said, New York still produces many architectural masterpieces, and it appears to have a new one. I think of only one truly splendid architectural work in Seattle in the past 10 years: the National Nordic Museum by Mithun Architects.
Image: Stephen Holl Architects. David, you sly dog, I say that with utmost respect and affection , the entire story is convoluted and rife with back stories and side stories. I know that you know that, however you get to the heart of the matters always. The ills belying the development of the Bellevue Art Museum were apparent from the fund-raising stage and got worse as the project went on.
Steve Holl does not walk on water but he is honest and sincere. He showed a scheme that was ironically similar to the Queens Library by Holl, a rectangle with a few sections cut away. Oh those architects. Gotta keep and eye on them! Or added the blue Fenpro logo. It would be hard to tell the difference from what was there before. Holl is big on the concept, the metaphor, the unifying idea, which then imposes itself over the entire project even the parts of it that might not fit. When Holl talks about those ideas he can be compelling look here for a gallery of dazzling projects.
But experiencing Holl in the actual space can be quite another thing. The chapel is great, yes.
But many of his spaces have little to do with the ways people — yes actual people — need to use the space. The Bellevue Arts Museum is a good example. Ask the Editor. What is the difference between may have been and might have been? These two sentences are equivalent, for example: I may have been taking a shower when you called.
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