Episode 038

Breaking Bjarke

with Charles Fadem and Rachel Scott of Board & Vellum

July 23, 2019


There is nothing more inescapable in the world of architecture and design than the celebrity architect. On television and in film, famous architects — both fictional and real — swagger and lecture, point to the horizon, and find themselves surrounded with adulation for their unique visions. Even though there are a few dozen celebrity architects in the world, for the rest of us, the world is a bit different. These “Capital ‘A’ Architects” may be inspiring at times, yet can do real harm to the profession with their work and attitude. Case in point: Bjarke Ingles.

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