...And so it begins. The endless struggle against banality in architectural design and criticism alike.
I will strive to be that pigeon, excreting wisdom across the windscreen of Baron Foster's Dymaxion. I'll be the gum stuck to the bottom of Zaha's blister-inducing shoes. I'll be the backside inadvertently crushing Liberskind's perpetually thickening black-rimed spectacles. I'll throwing all manner of proverbial metaphors around in a wretched state of discontent, whenever a building or its creator duly vexes me.
I may get angry. But I'll also be calm... when it is truly deserved. Most importantly though, I want to hear YOUR views: this is not just the home of my opinion on architecture, it is an ouspoken oasis for all who venture across the deserts of the internet. So speak up, get involved, and vent to your heart's content, even if your main reason for doing so is to dislike everything I have to say. Free speech and honesty is the order of the day here: for that you will gain my respect.
Behold, a quick run-down of the site’s main features:
Here you’ll find all the latest posts: Architectural reviews (as featured on the mothership that is Architizer), guides for architects and students alike, breaking news… and the odd dollop of fun for good measure. I’ll post links to each and every post on facebook, which will act as the public forum for you to sound your hearty agreement or utter discontent at my endless outpourings.
Over there on the right, the TOP ARTICLES list has a few classics to get you started!
Click on the second tab at the top of the page, and you’ll be whisked away to the wonderful land of Zazzle – home of all things angry, and all things architecture. This will be an ever-growing source of high fashion / juvenile wit: If you have a cynical slogan, an age-old proverb, or a whimsical picture of a cat sleeping upon a drawing board that you’d love to have imprinted on a T-shirt for eternal prosperity, send it over here and I’ll sort out a bespoke design for you pronto.
This page is on the way! The BOOKS tab will feature all the best architectural literature for students, architects and anyone else who harbours an unhealthy obsession for buildings. These are my personal recommendations: and by golly, my judgment on such matters is second-to-none. However, if you feel I’ve missed a classic publication or an essential guide for architecture students and professionals alike, drop me a message on facebook and I’ll look at adding it to collection!
Now, whilst I am generally right all of the time (trust me, I’m an architect), I also appreciate the views of others – if you’re very lucky and extraordinarily articulate, I may even agree with you. On that note, if you have any suggestions for additions to the website, I’m all ears… espouse your wisdom here and we’ll get this online house in order! Until next time folks…
The Angry Architect