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*** dw_04.08.01

[Made in Germany: Architecture & Ecology]
  • strong penchant
    "Ecological building is a growth industry, Ranft says. This is because 'people realise it pays off, cost wise. Plus, they feel good about themselves, they feel good in their home." (Prof. Fried Ranft, in Jennifer Abramsohn, dw_04.08.01)

  • automatically beautiful
    "When most people think of German architecture, they still think of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. We wanted to show that German architecture has gone beyond Bauhaus." (Dr. Barbara Honrath, of the Munich Goethe Institute, which organized the exhibit, in Jennifer Abramsohn, dw_04.08.01)

*** areview_04.01.00

[Content, Berlin]
  • furor architectonicus
    "With the help of his curator Kayoko Ota and Andres Lepik with Cristina Steingraber from the National Gallery, Koolhaas has turned Mies' venerable masterpiece into a junkyard of architecture." (Christian Brensing, ar_04.01.00)

  • Forbidden City
    "At best, the exhibition could be described as a chaotic assemblage of Rem's architectural projects and theoretical leitmotifs." (Christian Brensing, ar_04.01.00)

  • Pavilion in Pyjama
    "Nonetheless during this time he and OMA have achieved international breakthrough, restructured the office from a studio into what is now a big business, and churned out theoretical wisdom by the yard." (Christian Brensing, ar_04.01.00)

  • YES Regime
    "The simple inversion of the acronym OMA has created the Harvard think-tank AMO, Rem's theoretical masterclass for his own visions." (Christian Brensing, ar_04.01.00)

*** age_04.09.07

["The Magic of The Real"]
  • Budapest
    "We walk on floors, goddamnit, we don't walk on images! You cannot live in a TV box. We are here physically on earth, not virtually." (Peter Zumthor, in Bernard Lane, age_04.09.07)

  • Istanbul
    " 'Architecture should first of all make good homes and good restaurants . . . for us to sleep and drink [in],' he says. At the word drink he laughs heartily, as if anticipating an escape from this interview." (Peter Zumthor, in Bernard Lane, age_04.09.07)

  • Bursa
    " 'Sometimes I can almost feel one particular door handle in my hand, a piece of metal shaped like the back of a spoon,' he wrote." (Peter Zumthor, in Bernard Lane, age_04.09.07)

  • Basel 1943
    " 'I used to take hold of it when I went into my aunt's garden. That door handle still seems to me like a special sign of entry into a world of different moods and smells. I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of the waxed oak staircase. I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the only really brightly lit room in the house.' " (Peter Zumthor, in Bernard Lane, age_04.09.07)


  • cabinet-maker
    "Though few of the bathers are likely to get starring parts in the pornographic media, almost all, even the most wizened, obese or adolescently challenged, seem to have dignity and a degree of beauty – properties surely conveyed by the building." (Britih critic Peter Davey, in Bernard Lane, age_04.09.07)

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