2004

Design=Everything (Dwell)

A Bruce Mau exhibit in Vancouver takes on the role of manifesto, rethinking design on a grand scale. For today’s world of global uncertainty, Mau’s fascinating, sometimes perplexing declarations offer unexpected solutions.

Building A Better Soundtrap

The New York Times, Arts & Leisure (link) In his classic book “The Experience of Place,” Tony Hiss describes the sensation of stepping into the concourse at Grand Central Terminal: “I felt as if some small weight suspended several feet above my head that I had not till then even been aware of, had just […]

My Father, The Architect (Dwell)

July/August 2004 “So tell me about your relationship with your father” does not typically count as small talk. But the children of famous architects pictured here know why we might be interested: Because they co-opted their father’s buildings as playgrounds and were dragged on endless architectural pilgrimages, they’ve acquired a heightened psychological relationship with architecture–a […]

Line of Site (Metropolis)

With the right combination of orientation and materials, architect Tim Kobe transforms an awkward property near a freeway into a house with a million-dollar view. In its first ten miles heading north from San Francisco into Marin County, California Highway 101 crosses two bridges. You’ve probably heard of the first. The Golden Gate Bridge could […]

The White Zone is for Loading and Unloading Art (The New York Times)

At the Toronto Airport, Air Canada Shares Space With Richard Serra and Sol LeWittArts & Leisure – March 28, 2004 TORONTO – People don’t often go to an airport for the art, but that might begin to change next month when travelers start hustling by Gate 122 of the new Terminal 1 at Pearson International […]

Downsview Park (Metropolis)

The Prediction Issue: Downsview ParkToronto reinvents the park as a flexible landscape for a changing community. Ask Bruce Mau if his design for Toronto’s Downsview Park is going to be beautiful, and he sighs. “Actually, we began somewhere different on that issue,” he says. Specifically Mau’s studio began with a humbling insight: the park of […]