Editor's Picks #476

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Nicholas Korody published The Amnesias of "Make New History", a reflection on the "broader curatorial failures" of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial, which launched with the theme "Make New History." davvid (and others) were impressed "Wow. Thats an excellent critique."

The latest The Proust Questionnaire: featured Steven Holl. randomised thought it noteworthy that "he chose an associate architect at his own firm (Dimitra Tsachrelia) as his favourite living architect." For me, it was Holl's definition of architectural misery.

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The Washington Post examined how a year after its opening the building of the National Museum of African American History already shows signs of aging. Marc Miller drew attention to more substantive concerns "the real matter at hand is the ability of the building to effectively represent the African-American experience given physical limitations, circulation issues, and an ever expanding collection."

The French architect Jean Nouvel defended his Lou...

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