Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Architect of our dreams

Architecture is much more visible today than a generation ago. Celebrity architects have lead to buildings that get a lot more public attention. But is this good or bad? Is architecture about bling and ornamentation and the wow effect, or is about appreciating design and space and respecting human scale.

One of our best practitioners of this "human" architecture is Deborah Berke. She is among the best American architects practicing today. She has been in practice in New York since 1982 and is a professor of architecture at Yale.

My conversation with Deborah Berke about her work and the state of modern architecture.