April 25, 2005

The Shape of Things to Come
Readers marveled at our cover story on architectural innovations, pointing out mankind's intrinsic desire to leave a creative mark. But some wondered whether, despite all the attention being lavished on revolutionaries like Daniel Libeskind, there isn't still a bias toward tall boxes

I'm envious of what adventuresome architects are achieving today with their unconventional, unearthly designs [April 25]. When I studied architecture in the early '70s, "Form follows function" was the mantra, and I was criticized for advocating any concept that dared to stray from the shoe-box straitjacket....

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