starchitecture love

Definitions

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  • n. Large, unusual building projects designed by celebrity architects.

Etymologies

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Blend of star and architecture

Examples

  • It's time to stop worrying about whether New York has enough "starchitecture" and consider the ways in which we are destroying or sabotaging the architecture we already have through neglect, ignorance, disfigurement, willful disregard and the sacrosanct belief that nothing takes precedence over the investment opportunities encouraged by Manhattan's stratospheric real estate values.

    A Landmark Jewel Box Loses Its Biggest Gem

  • But there are only so many "starchitecture" apartments and a small number of available buyers for those unique and pricey units.

    Ron Gitter: Mopping Up 2010 and What to Expect in 2011

  • But they were constrained by a $39 million budget and -- unlike many "starchitecture" projects -- this building came in on target.

    Unconventional and on Budget

  • But there are signs that the era of "starchitecture" is waning.

    Ending the Era of the Starchitect

  • Lord Rogers's Dome, a prime piece of 'starchitecture'

    Telegraph Blogs

  • "starchitecture" is its other primary attraction, how does the artwork fare in relationship to the assemblage of buildings that comprise CityCenter?

    Museum Blogs

  • All this notwithstanding, "The Bilbao Effect" is both funny and cruelly smart in its portrayal of the lunatic excesses of the more extreme varieties of starchitecture.

    Not in My Front Yard

  • Each year you bring to me delight, meaning in the starchitecture night

    SHIGERU BAN New York City Shutter Houses | Inhabitat

  • And his self-effacing persona made him entirely ill-suited to the p. r.-saturated world of globalized starchitecture.

    Norway's Unsung Architectural Hero

  • The great champion of New York starchitecture happens to not like the term, which he calls a portmanteau for the “churlish.”

    The 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate

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