Friday, December 11, 2009

Decade of decadence?

New materials and methods helped to produce an array of sci-fi structures across the world in the past 10 years, leading the architecture of the decade to serve as a representation of our penchant for excess, according to one overseas critic. The writer calls the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany, a "nightmarish" example of the need for attention and personal gratification.

So, what do you think? Was there an excess in self-promotion in architecture in the turn of the century? Will the economic downturn lead to a more conservative approach in the next decade or so?

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