Thursday, May 10, 2012

People who live in Glass House

Steven Koren: "Well, isn't an architect just an art school drop-out with a tilty desk, and a big ruler?"
George Costanza: "It's called a T-square!"
--Seinfeld, The Van Buren Boys
Whitney Gould retired as architecture critic at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel before I could make Cube-of-the-month a regular feature, but the paper's recent report on the Wisconsin AIA awards includes some candidates.
"The Stacked Cabin by Johnsen Schmaling, is a modest-sized, three-tiered cabin that hugs a hill in a remote forest in Muscoda. This rigorous collection of vertically stacked cubes seems to glow in the landscape. ..."
"...Studio for a Composer, also by Johnsen Schmaling, is a restrained and exacting rectangular box... ."

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