Posted by The Soupdragon on February 22, 2004 at 14:41:28:
In Reply to: top 10 schools posted by apache on February 20, 2004 at 20:30:04:
How long is a piece of string?
Each architecture school has its own remit, and is successful in some area's and poor in others. Architecture, as with any art form, is subjective, thus difficult to compare/measure at this level. Some schools get a lot of coverage in the glossy mags for having plenty of theory and exceptional graphics in the mould of Koolhaas, Hadid et al, whilst others encourage architects of a more quieter tradition, i.e. Lewerentz, Caruso St. John etc.
Some tutors press their own agenda, other allow the individual student to develop their own ideas without influence/interference.
Quite how any schools can be placed in a top 10, I'm not sure. (number of former students with their own issue of El Croquis perhaps?... doesn't really work does it.)
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