Architect: Michael Graves

Michael Graves’ Rooftop Village (1985)

Michael Graves’ Rooftop Village (1985)

By David L. Gilbert

excerpted from The Critical Edge: Controversy in Recent American Architecture (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1985)

ETH Zurich: Casting the Cornice in Ticino

ETH Zurich: Casting the Cornice in Ticino

By Erik Wegerhoff and Emma Letizia Jones

From the fifteenth century onwards, the Swiss region of Ticino was famous for its stuccatori – the skilled decorative plaster workers that migrated down to Italy in search of work ornamenting the great palaces and churches of the Renaissance. Further generations of these craftsmen made their way over the Gotthard pass to… Read More

Alternative Histories: Lütjens Padmanabhan On Michael Graves

Alternative Histories: Lütjens Padmanabhan On Michael Graves

In our office we use a thermos tea pot designed by Michael Graves in 1994. The pot is a joyful, exuberant object made of greenish, bluish plastic. Because of its clunkiness, it remains visible in the midst of our office chaos; it has a presence in friendly dialogue with the models… Read More

Alternative Histories: De Vydler Vinck Taillieu on Michael Graves

Alternative Histories: De Vydler Vinck Taillieu on Michael Graves

From: Jan De Vylder Sent: 22 March 2019 19:31To: Marius Grootveld; Niall HobhouseSubject: de blokkendoos Marius een kort tekstjezoiets als:de blokkendoos Er is de grot en het schip en de tent. Als alle begin. Maar er is ook de blokkendoos.Zijn de eerste misschien wel het begin van architectuur dan is… Read More

Michael Graves: Fargo-Moorehead Cultural Bridge

Michael Graves: Fargo-Moorehead Cultural Bridge

By Jordan Kauffman

The Fargo-Moorhead Cultural Bridge is an unrealised project combining infrastructural and cultural programs: a vehicular bridge between two cities over the Red River, a performing arts building in Fargo, North Dakota, the Red River Valley heritage interpretive centre in Moorhead, Minnesota, and at the centre over the river itself, an… Read More

Michael Graves

Michael Graves

By Helen Thomas

When they were made and for a long while afterwards the drawings of Michael Graves were influential for a generation of American, Canadian and British architecture students who coveted their fine papers, delicate colouring techniques and characterful hand-drawn lines in pencil and ink. These all seemed so appropriate to the… Read More

The Lost Art of Drawing

The Lost Art of Drawing

By Michael Graves

I personally like to draw on translucent … tracing paper, which allows me to layer one drawing on top of another, building on what I’ve drawn before, and again, creating a personal, emotional connection with the work. With both of these types of drawings [the referential sketch and the preparatory… Read More