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Weekly Poll (11)

Municipalities and home owners associations have often ordered that homes in various communities need to be repainted because they didn’t conform to community rules or guidelines. What do you think of conformity rules when it comes to paint color selection?

Do you agree with the Japanese government’s decision to scrap Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after construction cost estimates nearly doubled for the venue?

The owner of a nationally protected mansion in the UK is facing a prison term for modernizing the home in violation of the law. Does the punishment fit the crime?

Critics say that today’s “starchitects” are pushing design extremes that are structurally risky. What do you think?

"98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure s**t," renowned architect Frank Gehry recently declared with a middle-finger salute. What's your take?

Neighbors in a historic district are protesting a nearly completed modernist home that the historic commission approved, then a city board rejected. A judge may order the home torn down. What do you think?

What industry economic indicators do you follow most closely?

One World Trade Center’s spire has earned it the honor of tallest U.S. building. What should “tallest building” mean?

A French court has awarded damages to an architect whose museum design was altered by an addition decades later. What do you think of this?

What should be uppermost in the mind of an architect when designing a building?

Le Corbusier, one of the master architects of the Bauhaus movement, which is considered minimalistic in use of color, said that “color is the immediate spontaneous expression of life.” Which of the following expressions about the architectural use of color most closely reflects your view?


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