Posted by JWmHarmon on July 02, 2002 at 07:49:44:
In Reply to: Re: Prada's Store In SOHO designed by Rem Koolhaas posted by Paul Malo on June 27, 2002 at 08:26:11:
As you travel around your region or country, or the world, you will see many examples of fine architecture. Many of these excellent buildings will not even have so much as a plaque telling who designed them. They will nevertheless be good architecture. Many of these buildings would be published in the architectural press if only they had a publicity agent. Many of these lesser known buildings are the equal of those built by "name" architects.
Architects, like all other professionals, come in a variety of personalities. Some seek adulation and praise from adoring fans. Others are interested only in producing a quality product without seeking fame and fortune. Some actively shun the spotlight. Some make only visual noise (You may interpret that with either positive or negative conotations.)
If you look around your own community you may see the equivalent situation within the music community. Some of the finest musicians I know have careers outside of music, music being only a hobby. Some try for stardom, others forgo stardom and make beautiful music in their own communities.
So it is also with architects. Look around you and in your neighboring communities. You may find that some of the finest architectural examples are right in front of you, even though they were not build by a "name" architect.