Is The Internet’s Appetite For Sexy Renderings Hurting Architecture?

By Jenny Xie, The Atlantic Cities
September 24, 2013

Last fall, a public art competition invited designers around the world to dream up a temporary summer pavilion that could inject some life into Flint, Michigan, a city regularly ranked as one of the U.S.’s “most dangerous” and still plagued by repercussions of the housing crisis. The winning entry was “Mark’s House,” an elevated dwelling designed to reflect—quite literally, through a coating of mirror-like Mylar material—what the city has experienced. More …

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