On the other side of the pond, Building Design reports that Will Alsop didnâ€™t hold back in a recent public conversation at the V&A with perennial pot-stirrer Stephen Bayley. â€œSociety has decided in this age of austerity that what we need is more David Chipperfield. We donâ€™t need that. Itâ€™s depressing,â€ bemoaned Alsop, known for his irreverent approach to the mother of the arts. â€œWe need more fun, wit, and humor. Itâ€™s part of the human condition,Â and if you donâ€™t have it, you are left with David Chipperfield and a number of others. He is a very good architect, and thereâ€™s plenty of room for him, butÂ not everywhere, and not poor imitations.â€ Sounds like Alsop could use a long weekend in Vegas.
Perhaps we were too busy checking out the jaw-dropping FLW retrospective at the aforementioned museum to notice, but two weeks ago, LEGO and the Wright Foundation announced they would launch two new, rather amazing sets to honor the architect’s centennial, part of a new Architecture line your LEGO-obsessed editors were heretofore also ignorant of. Read More