53 Questions, 265 Answers [Log Magazine]

“What are the Five Points for a New Architecture? [Bjarke Ingels] 1. More students. Is architecture hiding behind technology? [Preston Scott Cohen] Oh yes, lately, definitely. [Roberts Stern] Too many architects, hide behind technology. Will simulation kill or enhance architecture? [Stan Allen] … I will always insist that the power of architectural representation is not its ability to simulate reality…the trap of simulation is that it causes people to forget that drawing is an abstract diagram. Lady Gaga or Beyoncé [Steven Holl] Lady Gaga. Actually, I had tickets to her concert last summer.” – Log

NY arkitekt og skribent, Luca Farinelli, satte sidste sommer 20 arkitekter, kritikere og historikere i stævne for at stille dem alle de samme 53 spørgsmål. Selvom alle interviews blev optaget på video er det kun det korte video sammendrag ovenfor vi har mulighed for at se. Istedet vil de løbende blive publiceret i tidsskriftet Log. De første 5 interviews med Emilio Ambasz, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, og Thom Mayne er allerede publiceret i en 40 siders artikel i det seneste Log [nr. 23, okt. 2011]. Og nedenfor kan du læse en håndfuld uddrag fra artikelserien.

Det lykkedes mig dog at findel 3 fulde interviews på anycorp.com af de kommende artikler – **53 Questions for Stan Allen**53 Questions for Robert Stern**53 Questions for Scott Cohen

Mac or PC? [Stan Allan] Mac. Actually that is tricky, because I am running Windows on a Mac. I’m cheating. [Bjarke Ingels] Mac. My Dell has a sticker on it that says “I wish I was a Mac” [Robert Stern] Never turned on a computer my entire life. Axonometric or Perpective? [Bjarke Ingels] Perspective [Steven Holl] Perspective [Eisenman] Axo [Stan Allen] Axonometric… I like the precision, measurability, and instrumentality of the axonometric – a perspective is just a picture. Form follows function? [Preston Scott Cohen] Yes, it should. [Stan Allen] No. I actually think it’s more useful to think about how function follows form.” – Log

 

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