By Giancarlo Ditrapano
This is a novella-length manifesto about the “starchitects” like Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Rem Koolhaas whose egos have been ruining architecture for half a decade, and it is basically the exact, picture-perfect takedown anybody anywhere has ever wanted to write about what’s wrong with their profession. Scathing, unpretentious enough for nonarchitects to enjoy, and so irrefutably dead-on that one of his targets (Piano) actually wrote him a blurb, effectively saying, “Yeah. You got me. I’m an asshole.” Hats off, you furious wop.