Sunday, March 30, 2008

Jean Nouvel:“Generally, when you say context, people think you want to copy the buildings around, but often context is contrast”


“The wind, the color of the sky, the trees around — the building is not done only to be the most beautiful,” he said. “It’s done to give advantage to the surroundings. It’s a dialogue.”“I realized it was possible to create visual compositions” that, he said, “you can put directly in the street, in the city, in public spaces.”

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Cabbage said...

http://www.indypendent.org/2008/03/17/america%e2%80%99s-imperialist-agenda/

“I am saddened…to…acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil,” announced former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2007. It has become fashionable to blame the war on oil, or on a handful of warmongering neo-conservatives in the Bush administration.

But the problem is far deeper than the quest for oil, or the desires of a few rogue politicians in Washington. The broader problem is that of imperialism, which is rooted in protecting “free markets” at whatever cost, and is justified under the false pretenses of spreading “freedom and democracy.”