Tuesday, February 28, 2006
This Is Not A Joke
Reed Kroloff and his avant garde friends had a small charrette in Starchitect-friendly Holland to show New Orleans what they should do. Now they have an exhibit called Newer Orleans. His 15 minutes are up — Never Orleans, is what the New Orleanians wil say.
Kroloff has been saying that he will put together 13 teams to show New Orleans and the New Urbanists how ridiculous the New Urban ideas are are. There's a New Urban charrette coming up in New Orleans next week.
“What happens in Holland should stay in Holland.”
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THE AVANT GARDE KREWE of architects led by Reed Kroloff continues in its cluelessness. In the new ArtForum, Prof. Kroloff has published an article called Newer Orleans Six Proposals. In it, Kroloff calls the Governor of Louisiana hapless — good luck e... [Read More]
Tracked on Mar 3, 2006 11:05:41 AM
Looks like Bizarro City Hall. I like it!
- Mister Mxyzptlk
Posted by: Mister Mxyzptlk at Feb 28, 2006 5:00:58 PM
But if the architects aren't allowed total creative freedom for the reconstruction of New Orleans, how exactly are they supposed to leave their mark on history?
Posted by: Urbanitect at Feb 28, 2006 7:11:54 PM
You offer a myopic, selfish rationale for dilluting historic context and sense of place. It' akin to the selfish, juvenile motivations of a spray paint artist.
Here's an idea: make your mark in history by promoting contextual harmony instead. If architectural novelty is your cup of tea, then design whole neighborhoods in a novel theme, rather than disrupting existing ones with a rude, contrarian abberation.
Posted by: Paul Westhelle at Mar 1, 2006 3:36:17 AM
I think you're missing Urbanitect's irony.
Posted by: john at Mar 1, 2006 7:56:18 AM
What architect is allowed total creative freedom?
Let's see, after we deal with;
Compliance with Life Safety Code.
Compliance with building codes.
Compliance with ADAAG.
Compliance with zoning restrictions.
And the client's needs.
Yeah, I guess we do have total creative freedom.
Posted by: Kinch at Mar 13, 2006 12:07:06 PM
That is totally crazy. But it works from a viusal stance anyway!! Not sure about it in a living space capacity.
Posted by: Alfie Wood at Mar 29, 2006 9:00:19 AM