If you have ever wondered what the building off the 101 freeway in downtown is with the strange spire is, it's School #9, the Ramon Cortines School of Visual and Performing Art. It is a project that has had it's share of controversy, not the least of which was a scathing critique by some of it's students.
The architect, Wolf Prix from Coop Himmilb(l)au, sat down with Howard Silver to discuss the school's influence and his belief that as a school of performing arts, that the school's architecture should not be a "stupid box". It's an interesting video and one where you get a description of the building from the architect himself.
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I like architecture. I want to write about it. As my first teacher in architecture school told on the very first day of school: "Architecture is a great hobby"