Joshua Prince-Ramus discusses the Seattle Central Library (2004), stressing the critical engagement with the client’s original program as the starting-point for a new, collaborative analysis of needs, directly manifested in the design.
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Jeffrey Kipnis discusses the relevance of single surface architecture. He also notes the disjunction between design method and public use. Talking about home design, Kipnis points out the relationship between representation and form in Frank Gehry’s Santa Monica home, and Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Public Library. Kipnis concludes with remarks on SCI-Arc’s mentality and its responsibility to the field’s shifting interests.