Architecture after postmodernism

When we found out that starchitect Rafael Vinoly accepted an invitation from the Museum of the City of New York to discuss the state of architecture after postmodernism we were obviously intrigued. Somehow we were hoping that the outspoken Vinoly would offer some clues as to where twenty-first century architecture is going aesthetically and perhaps even, ethically. We hoped in vain. Although he was sporting his usual double pair of spectacles, Vinoly’s meandering remarks were lacking in focus, fresh insights and new perspectives. He was clearly at a loss. Still he made some interesting remarks about the shallowness of iconic architecture, the problem with branded identities and the return of the craftsman. You can read a full report here.