Banham and his Magical Kingdom are gone, at least according to Aaron Betsky. Read his take on Los Angeles as the new normal here: Beyond Banham. For a glimpse of the old guard, watch Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) above.
The ever-more popular 'Ecology of Drones', recently given a stamp of approval by Ms. Martha Stewart herself, has me thinking; would Reyner Banham be taking to the skies? Read the article from Archinect's Amelia Taylor-Hochberg here: Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography
Creative Syncretism; an upcoming symposium sponsored by Indiana University's Center for Art and Design Columbus, will feature the local work of renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese. Scheduled for April 4th / 5th at IUCA+D in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the workshop will include a tour of major Weese projects, as well as lectures via a number of practitioners, historians and theorists. I'm happy to have been included in the project and look forward to the event. Please visit Creative Syncretism for more information.
UndlerLAy work published in Dimensions 26.
Dimensions is the annual, student-produced journal of architecture at the University of Michigan. It seeks to contribute to the critical discourse of architectural education by documenting the most compelling work produced by its students, faculty, fellows, and visiting lecturers.
Dimensions solicits work each fall for inclusion in the upcoming volume, which is designed and produced during the academic year in with the guidance of a faculty advisor in Arch 466. Advance copies of the printed journal are given to architecture graduates each spring at Commencement, with a public unveiling to the school the following September.
See the entire publication here.