Though massive, the Caltrans building is sensitive to the streetscape. We probably got more out of it than the students did; I had no idea. Discussing his influences, Mayne describes his fascination with earlier architectural radicals like Pompidou, or James Sterling, whose work Mayne describes as "clanky" and "machine-like" and undoubtedly influential in his own.
They met their goal with success. I can see it immediately. Mayne was faced with the incredible task to design a school that would rest on a hillside in Pomona Figure 3 that had been deemed impractical if not impossible to build on. This is a plus. Looking at his projects, Mayne has clearly developed his reputation as a radical by making strong new efforts in economy, practicality, and aesthetic value in his designs and everything else that makes up the basics of practical building.
Does the political dimension of architecture relate to or drive your portfolio of public projects? I was single, and I was part of that generation in every sense. I was arranging flowers at ten, re-working the landscape of our house at twelve.
The school never had a singular agenda. So what next for our profession? Announced on Monday, the winner this year is none other than Thom Mayne himself. My first day of school, my bike and jacket were taken and I was beaten up. In this case he concentrated stylistically on large moves, to create a unifying formal language to the building and find economy where most designers might have sought the opposite.
What is so interesting is that nothing has changed. If anything, I think this award, the Pritzker Prize, acknowledges the necessity to act on ones beliefs, to have the conviction of ones beliefs, and to sometimes pay whatever it costs to see the work through with integrity.
I find that young people today are much more focused on some sort of a trajectory. He also expresses great interest in the work of Giorgio de Chirico, his greatest interest being that in his opinion de Chirico could not paint.
I had won a competition for a house I designed in my Architectural Drafting class in High School so I had an attraction to the field of architecture … but not much of a clue what it meant to practice. The International Elementary School, completed in in Long Beach, California, provided the school district with an innovative space saving plan that allowed them to accommodate their program on a tight urban site.
The idea is that the two can mutually benefit from each other and the space they are in can help them accomplish that. Okay, so hockey is heritage, too. By the way, what do they call us? I grew up on classical music, and reproductions of great art.
InJim brought me to Pomona for my first teaching job. Mayne acknowledges influence for some of these projects from Robert Venturi, the late Aldo Rossi, and the late James Stirling—all past Pritzker Laureates.
In this, Mayne appreciates the power of the stillness, the primariness, and the childlike quality of it to himself as a large influence. Federal Office Building, San Francisco In this case he concentrated stylistically on large moves, to create a unifying formal language to the building and find economy where most designers might have sought the opposite.
In the actual design of the building, Mayne employs unusual and unexpected shapes and forms and contemporary building materials. The GSA work is amazingly coincidental.
One of the most notable accomplishments of Diamond Ranch is that the striking and unorthodox forms of the project cost no more than a traditional looking school. This forcing of the school's population together and its overbearing temptation in form to distract the students from their normal tasks and stimulate their minds is precisely what Mayne was striving to achieve.
Counterproposal by Marianne Cusato. We were all broke. The manner in which Mayne and his firm rose to meet the challenge is part of what makes his methods so revolutionary. He also expresses great interest in the work of Giorgio de Chirico, his greatest interest being that in his opinion de Chirico could not paint.
At 27, I had no idea who I was as an architect. Forty-six years after its admission to the Union, and still no capitol. We were all starting to practice, involved in our own questions, investigations, and research.Thom Mayne has been called many things, from an uncompromising rebel to just plain difficult.
He's also been an academic, mentor, and prize-winning architect for many decades. September’s Bloomberg Center in New York is only the latest provocation from Thom Mayne, L.A.’s bad boy architect who is loaded with aggressive ideas—and has a Pritzker to prove it.
Morphosis’ Thom Mayne—Not a Bad Boy, Just a Negotiator The Los Angeles architect, who grew out of the profession's countercultural moment in the '60s, sees himself in pragmatic terms.
"Thom Mayne, who has been called the bad boy and angry young man of Los Angeles architecture, will be named today as the winner of this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize.
I referred yesterday in "Heidi's chilly new neighbor," to my column almost precisely a decade ago on Thom Mayne's submission in a design competition for a new state capitol in Juneau, Alaska.
Here is that column: A 'bad-boy' capitol for Alaska? March 24, ON THE LAST DAY of February, architect Thom Mayne and his. That hardly sounds like the man that some in the media have called “a bad boy of architecture,” so an exploration of that “upbringing” is in order.
Thom Mayne was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in who is editorial director of Phaidon Press in New York, commented, “Thom Mayne sees architecture as a contact sport—a group.Download