Friday, June 10, 2011

Telling me about your favorite architect

99% of time someone refers to their favorite architect they’re talking about the one architect they know about. And they’ve only known about this person for two days. This always leads to some other blowbag bringing up that socialist Ayn Rand. From there, the monsoon of bullshit flows so hard you have to hotfoot it over to a monster truck rally just to recalibrate. We all want to know more about architecture. It’s the crown jewel of party conversation, but get over it. You’ve got passwords, Angry Birds, phone numbers, account numbers and Hermione’s rapidly developing body to think about. It’s okay. You’re smart. Really. You are. By the way, my favorite architect is Jean Nouvel. His unconventional buildings suggest the flamboyance of a painter. He takes cues from the environment with a particular emphasis on light and shadow. To me, his works demonstrates persistence, imagination, exuberance, and above all, an insatiable urge for creative experimentation.


  1. I don't get everyones love of angry birds. STOP talking to me about it at parties. Also wooo post!

  2. Two days later some one brought it up at a party. I felt the world die a little.