Greg Lynn
Archaeologist of the Digital

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Building a church in Rome is a challenge, but Richard Meier's Jubilee Church meets this challenge comfortably. Thus Meier joins Bernini, Borromini, and the other architects of the great churches of Rome with a white modernist design, his first ecclesiastical building. Richard Meier gives a tour of his church which…
The Practice of Architecture - Visiting Peter Zumthor
The architect Peter Zumthor lives and works in the remote village of Haldenstein in the Swiss Kanton of Graubunden. Here, keeping the politics of architecture at a comfortable distance, Zumthor enjoys the status of "world-class" architect for his unique modernist buildings. They can be found in many parts of Europe,…
David Chipperfield - Form Matters
When the Tuscan city of Pisa commissioned David Chipperfield to create a master plan that would bring new vitality to this historic place on the Arno, an exhibition of a selection of work produced by him in the last 25 years was also invited. Chipperfield chose "Form Matters" as a…
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Architects Lebbeus Woods and Steven Holl have been friends for many years. Both are theorists but Woods has been preoccupied with the pursuit of a visionary architecture, intentionally, not waiting or searching for commissions, in contrast to Holl whose buildings can be found in many parts of the world. This…
Peter Eisenman - University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals
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Yoshio Taniguchi: The New Museum of Modern Art
Architect Yoshio Taniguchi, revered in his native country of Japan for the design of consummately minimal museums, won the much-coveted commission to expand and renovate the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1997. Opened in 2004, the serenely elegant complex of taut, smooth glass, aluminum, and granite…
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French architect Jean Nouvel has long been known in Europe for his bold, shimmering glass museums, concert halls, and high-rise towers. Now the much-acclaimed new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which opened in 2006, is displaying Nouvel's remarkable talents to an American public. With a cantilevered lobby that extends 175…
John Hejduk - Builder of Worlds
A poet among architects and an innovator among educators, John Hejduk converses with poet David Shapiro at The Cooper Union about the mystery and spirit of architecture. His own sketches and structures are shown.
The Farnsworth House
Sixty miles southwest of Chicago is one of the great modern houses of the world, the Farnsworth House, built by Mies van der Rohe for a Chicago physician, Edith Farnsworth in 1951. It is striking, but was it livable? What was the client-architect relationship that created this jewel box? Lord…
The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat
In 1959, a government employee named Richard Oyler, living in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To Oyler's surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that led to the design and construction of an iconic…
Education of an Architect - Voices from The Cooper Union School of Architecture
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After September 11: Re-imagining Manhattan's Downtown
50 international architects along with several artists were invited by the Max Protetch gallery in New York to submit design proposals for a new World Trade Center and memorial. The exhibition, entitled "A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals" opened four months after the attacks and attracted unparalleled crowds. Its…