Ready,Set,Design: Work as a Contest

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Ready,Set,Design: Work as a Contest

I forlængelse af AA´s afholdte årskonference om arkitektkonkurrencer, er denne artikel udemærket: The New York Times

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(…) People who run competitions “know they can get it done cheap,” Frank Gehry said. “I don’t know that it always produces the best buildings. Better for a client to know who they want and what they want.”(…) (…) Some architects also have greater means to produce splashy brochures and design boards. Peter Eisenman said that prompted him to pull out of a competition for a government building in Soria, Spain, once Norman Foster joined the fray. “The kind of resources he can throw at a competition — models, DVDs, renderings — is 10 times what we can afford to spend,” he said. “I thought the odds were stacked against us.”

(…) To limit the financial burden, some architects enlist the help of interns. The summer interns in Mr. Eisenman’s office, for example, many of whom are European, work only on competitions, not commissions. They are not paid a salary (…). (New York Times, August 19, 2007)

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“If you were a son of mine, I wouldn’t want you to be an architect, because it’s a tough way to be in the world. Look, my son who graduated from law school three years ago makes more money (?) than I do after 40 years of working.”

Peter Eisenman (New York Observer)


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