Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Questions

Lately it seems that there's a flood of amazing, high-profile architects getting major commissions all over the globe, and there's no sign of it stopping.  I don't think it's been like this for probably 30 years.

Do you suppose wild/ impressive/ unusual works of architecture by well-known architects being so much in the public eye is a good thing on the whole?

Does architecture in general being a topic of public discussion mean that people who normally wouldn't even consider it will be more likely to hire an architect of quality to build, rather than winging it (like on a smaller residential project, for instance)?

Or does it mean that all the great commissions will be going to high-profile architects, and the lesser-known firms--many of which are doing incredible work--will get squeezed even further out into the margins?

Ryan

2 comments:

PEJA said...

Generally no, they don't do it...
But you must read somethin about Giancarlo De Carlo...

Ryan Witte said...

Who doesn't do what? LOL

I will look him up...