Skip to Main Content

Raphael Soriano (1977) Part 2 of 301:02:03

Raphael Soriano dismisses as irrational whimsy the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Paolo Soleri, Eric Mendelsohn, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and others. He contrasts their “gimmicks” and complexity with the simplicity, order and regularity of natural structures.

Soriano surveys his own buildings, from the first houses and shops. He stresses prefabrication and modular construction.

He argues that it’s necessary to choose between the culture of Albert Einstein, which has put men on the moon, and the culture of Salvador Dalí, which has accomplished nothing.

From the Media ArchiveMedia archive link