Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

The Architecture of Unhappiness

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

This building is an affront to all that is good in humanity. It is one of the most assertive symbols of greed and smirking arrogance I have seen. This offensive, overscaled pile of camel paikhana has been designed by Dar al Handasah and built by BinLaden.
The Abraj Al Bait Towers is a building under construction […]

Structural Giant

Monday, May 15th, 2006

There is no such thing as “Structural Engineer’s Day” but if there were, you can be sure that, on the day, they would celebrate the genius of Fazlur R Khan.
I remember working as a graduate structural engineer in Chicago in the 90s and feeling more than a little proud to know that the two most […]

Under the golmal, the serious golmal