Diller & Scofidio
When Starchitects Collide ...
Tonight on Charlie Rose, Pritzker Prize winners Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel
will discuss why spandex is the new glass.
No no, just kidding, they'll actually be talking about the NBA finals.
but I do not know the full names of these architects (with the exception of Gehry and few others) can they be shown so I can look them up and vote.
PBS / Channel 13 @ 11 PM. Re-airs the next day ~ 1:30 PM or hcekc the link to the Charlie Rose website.
Renzo will certainly have something to talk about
Gehry, you cant build 80% of what he designs and those projects that have been completed , IAC and Stata Center for example, have leaks and many other facade issues.
Zaha Hadid seems to smoke too much.
It was an odd show: 4 giants on a stage in front of an audience and they all seemed to want to appear humble. They all kept saying they stole from each other and other architects -- oddly trying not to lay claim to even their best buildings. And it wasn't a converstion such as those that Charlie Rose puts together when he does his show around a table in the TV studio.
I'd much rather hear each one individually. Or get the 4 of them at a table together with some wine and turn on the camera for 3 or 4 hours.
Now that last suggestion would indeed be interesting.
There was one moment of slight tension when Hadid mentioned that Gehry stole a project from her. I could just imagine after a few drinks, Zaha calling him a dirty bastard in that smoky voice. I'll bet she's a real pistol when you get her off camera.
No doubt ^
Zaha could take Frank & Renzo together with one hand tied behind her back.
Nouvel could probably hold his own with anybody who steps up.
Too bad Zaha doesn't get a big NYC project -- imagine what she'd do with the Con Ed East Side site -- or Sunnyside -- or Hudson Yards.
But sadly I think she's too forward thinking for NYC ...
All of the Hadid stuff I've seen is very brutalist (well, excepting a couple of 'zany' pieces). Gehry's stuff is nonsense as architecture but at least they're pretty objects. In the right context, they are powerful sculpture-buildings. Nouvel I find as baffling as his reputation. At least Piano makes workman-like 1970s corporate buildings. Forster's ok when he sticks to large glass domes; the rest is "meh".