Interesting site that focuses on
- the idea of architecture–titled with a bow to the late great mid-c20 American trade journal “Architectural Forum” –but it doesn’t really observe the typical parameters of architectural, or historical, or theoretical, or stylistic discussion. Think of it as sprawling and encompassing all in a distinctive way–and the magic is in the “omni” prefix. Unlike similar prefixes such as “multi” or “poly” or “pan”, “omni” denotes not only collectivity and/or encompassment, but a flickering and disorienting collectivity and/or encompassment, darting to and fro like a water strider, defying any artificial attempt to impose an identity or to put it in a nutshell –one can never tell where the omni comes from, or where the omni goes next. If one is never quite sure as to what Omnitectural Forum reflects or is all about, maybe that’s the point.
Food for thought regarding New York’s skyline and the changes of the last year. I’m still trying to come to terms with the concept of a “110-storey Sophie B. Hawkins.”