Thom Mayne: Architectural Bad Boy

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History

 

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Roy F

 

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March 9, 2013

 

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University

 

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A

 

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8 / 2017

 

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Thom Mayne was recently named in 2005 as the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize award for his designs and innovation in architecture. Indeed, many do not see him as such a bad boy when they consider the things he has accomplished with his buildings. Looking at his projects, Mayne has clearly developed his reputation as a radical by making strong new efforts in economy, practicality, and aesthetic value in his designs and everything else that makes up the basics of practical building...
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Looking at his projects, Mayne has clearly developed his reputation as a radical by making strong new efforts in economy, practicality, and aesthetic value in his designs and everything else that makes up the basics of practical building. Such characteristics were stunningly manifest in his recent project in Pomona, California in the construction of the new Diamond Ranch High School (Figures 1-2), one of the projects that helped him secure his status as a Pritzker Laureate and further established his place as an artist who defies standard practice as well as well as defines it...
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