Architectural Trends, 2000 – 2009

Architectural Trends, 2000 – 2009

“It was an era when architecture became hotter and hipper than ever, yet too often was treated as a three-dimensional marketing tool,” writes John King, Urban Design Writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, taking stock of trends in architecture according to the last 10 years.

As we wrote in our post yesterday, we’d prefer to look forward to the next decade to anticipate where our inspirations to design and build might come from. But in order to understand where we’re headed, we must also give a nod to the past.

From starchitecture and too-tall towers to artificial urbanism, King explores some of the trends from the last decade that may (or may not) deserve more than a passing glance. Read more here and don’t forget to check out the accompanying slideshow.

LA's Disney Concert Hall by 'starchitect' Frank Gehry. Image via

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