> What are the top architectural issues for the next 5 years..?
Style has been something I have been interested in since before we
published the University of Tennessee Journal of Architecture/vol.16 in
1995, entitled "Style."
I remember being the receipient of some serious backlash from so-called
academics then because style wasn't something that *should* be discussed in
the context of architecture. No one wanted to talk about it. The dean of the
school certainly didn't want us to even do it, but in the end it was one of
the only one of the school's journal's to have sold out in its entirety.
They haven't produced one since. I think "style" is and was a relavent topic
of discussion. Not whether one works in this style or that, but addressing
architecture from that point of view has a value unto itself and liberates
architecture from traditional roles it is *supposed* to play. The notion
style as the focus of Journal /16 arose in an interview with Paul Rudolph
(his last), where he stated "You see, I'm anti-style." A good quote.
B A R G M A N N H E N D R I E + A R C H E T Y P E , I N C .