Author Archives: Christopher Hawthorne

Dallas’s Perot Museum: Design as mere decoration

DALLAS — It’s remarkable how slow — and disjointed — architecture can sometimes appear.

For nearly a decade, younger architects have pushed for a new agenda in the profession. They’ve been critical of the expensive, highly mannered and sometimes self-indulgent trophy buildings turned out by some of the world’s most prominent firms. And they’ve helped bring different and more public-minded priorities to the fore.

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