A Letter to a Critic, Departed
Please excuse this impertinence. I know we weren’t friends—who am I kidding: you didn’t know me from Adam, and I was no fan of yours
—but I found myself on Duane Street this morning (don’t ask) and it occurred you might be interested in what’s been going on in your absence.
Johnson and the Void
I am somewhat reluctant to write about Philip Johnson, given that I am still very much in the midst of my biographical research, but in a new essay I float one of my pet theories about how Johnson's architecture and personality tie together.
The Most Beautiful Hostel in the World
When a project that is not of the luxury variety is described as "Minimalist," it is typically code meaning cheap, shoddy, and lacking in creativity. The Antwerp Central Youth Hostel
is a rare exception to this rule. The design is by the local architect Vincent van Duyse
n, and was supervised by his very capable project director, Kristof Geldmeyer.