September 26, 2010 |
Frank Gehry was on the panel. So was Thom Mayne. And fellow architects Eric Owen Moss, Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz Alonso and Greg Lynn. The subject was the "troubled relationship" between architecture and beauty. The setting, on a warm recent evening, was an outdoor pavilion in the main parking lot at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where Moss is director. The impresario, moderator and ego-wrangler was architect Yael Reisner, Cook's wife and the author of a new book of interviews with architects on beauty.
August 10, 2009 |
For an architect, designing a tourist attraction can be a thankless task. Almost by definition, your target audience is jet-lagged, searching for a place to have a cigarette, thinking about where to go for dinner, nursing a sunburn or a hangover (or both) or chasing a wayward toddler -- destined, in other words, to pay attention to everything but the architecture. Michael Rotondi and John Ash, lead architects of the new Hollywood branch of Madame Tussauds wax museum, which opened Aug. 1, understand the challenge of playing to that distracted crowd as well as anyone.
April 29, 2009
Hammer Museum event: A listing in the "Happening Today" column in Tuesday's Calendar section said an event with artists Doug Aitken and Catherine Opie was Tuesday at the Hammer Museum. Tuesday's event was actually with Jeffrey Kipnis and Thom Mayne. The event with Aitken and Opie is tonight.
June 7, 2008 |
The Orange County Museum of Art will relocate from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa, with Thom Mayne, winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize for architecture, named Friday to design the building that will fulfill a long-standing vision of an all-purpose arts district combining the Orange County Performing Artscenter, South Coast Repertory and now the museum.
April 28, 2007 |
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and his Santa Monica firm Morphosis are on the short list of candidates to design a 120,000-square-foot center for education and art for the Barnes Foundation, the organization announced Friday. The other five candidates are Tadao Ando of Japan; Diller Scofido + Renfro, New York; Kengo Kuma, Japan; Rafael Moneo, Spain; and Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, New York.
January 14, 2007 |
As he entered the Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., Thom Mayne sharpened his attack plan in his mind. The bad boy of American architecture was about to meet his new nemesis for the first time, and he wanted to set the tone early. His opponent that day in 2001 was U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan, a conservative jurist who stood for everything Mayne scorned.