Although architecture critics do not generally review sales-catalogues, The SOHO NewTown Files offers a glimpse into the strange universe where real-estate developer psychology meets architectural analysis. On the first page, one can read, “We bring the masters back down to earth. We ask them to design for the stylish middle class. Here they are constrained by budget and functionality. There are no more masters. There are no more idols. Art marries business.” There is no more future, I think, further exploring possible forms of market-led anarchistic architectural developments.
SOHO China Snapshots
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