All posts tagged “witold rybczynski

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So is this Brutalism or not?

The Spaces just featured 21 Scott Street in Bronte (a suburb of Sydney) as its property of the week. (The home is currently listed.) Designed by MCK Architects, the home is also called the “Upsilon House” and was supposedly designed for a fashion-industry couple. Two things should… Read More

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Franchise starchitecture

Back in 2014, Witold Rybczynski (who taught at Penn while I was there) wrote an article in The New York Times Style Magazine called The Franchising of Architecture. In it, he argued against the trend of “starchitecture.”  Here’s an excerpt: “Architecture, however, is a social… Read More