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03.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
No wonder so many architecture students fail to go the distance, or if they do manage to drag themselves through the minimum 7 years it takes to qualify with a few shreds of their ego still intact, eventually decide to surrender themselves to a less painful profession. It's a tough world out there - especially for an architect. Even more so if you're an architect with a conscience. Sure, if you're...
03.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
What in Mies' name can explain our obsession with glass? Ever since the God of Detail himself began wrapping his buldings with the stuff it seems to have retained a vice-grip on the designer's imagination. At best its proliferation in new buildings exhibits a most unhealthy sort of exhibitionism; at worst it represents the self-imposted exile of the imagination. Take that new Amtrak Building. It's...
02.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
On Thursday Historic Milwaukee held the second in a series of four discussion panels about urban development in Milwaukee - this time concerning Milwaukee’s historic districts. Though it began as a somewhat dry presentation on how a district qualifies as being historic, the evening perked up once the discussion moved towards the problems inherent in such a classification system. Does it mean any...
02.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
For some reason when I hear the term environmental architecture it conjures up dour-faced buildings with shaggy grass roofs. It likewise transports me to dimly lit lecture halls full of students watching slides of stick men wantonly perspiring and thereby contributing to the untenable levels of humidity in their office environment. Shame on those stick men, and shame on me. Sitting through a lect...