My Orange County Government Center 'transformation' images are included in an exhibition opening this week in Boston, MA. I have mixed emotions — I'm thrilled to be included in this exhibition but sad that the general attitude toward brutalism is almost universal destruction. As this show highlights, there are many excellent examples of the architectural style that should have been saved or more carefully redesigned.
If you are in Boston, please check out the exhibition. Full info below:
Thursday, April 12, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm
46 Waltham Street, Courtyard One, Boston, MA 02118
An exhibition documenting the ongoing destruction of significant works of concrete architecture, and the issues raised by their demolition and alteration.
The exhibition is curated by Chris Grimley, over,under.
Matthew Carbone: Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD
Harlan Erskine: Orange County Government Center, Goshen, NY
Jason Hood: Birmingham Public Library, UK
Rey Lopez: Third Church of Christ, Washington, D.C.
David Schalliol: Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago, IL
David Torke: Shoreline Apartments, Buffalo, NY
Oliver Wainwright: Robin Hood Gardens, UK
pinkcomma is a division of over,under.
The gallery receives support from the Boston Society of Architects and NADAAA.