Archive for the ‘Eli Broad’ Category


Thom Mayne = Alan Alda ?

…in this alternative paper’s article on the competition to design Michigan State University’s $30 million Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

“Thom Mayne of Santa Monica’s Morphosis took the floor, pacing, shrugging and second-guessing himself like Alan Alda playing an Alan Alda-like architect.”

Conceptual renderings of the five projects here.


Karolin Schmidbaur of Coop Himmelb(l)au as a dominatrix ?

And from the same article, this:

“Karolin Schmidbaur, partner, senior architect and head of the Los Angeles office of Vienna’s Coop Himmelb(l)au … With her white hair closely cropped, wearing sheer shoulder netting, she spoke in a soft dominatrix whisper as project architect Angus Schoenberger silently clicked the slides.

“We will now walk once more through the building,” she commanded.

Photo soon, if you’re good.