Crit Game Proper

Physically fine, but his flow's sick.

Much like John Brown beasting on the independent game, Nicolai Ourousoff has lately been beasting on the architecture crit game, where readable, eloquent, and insightful beasts are few and far between. When Don Rodriguez and I sit down to chop it up about, you know, freestyling over other dude's beats, free-kick techniques, and why we've never really liked Richard Meier's style yet credit his Westside steel-and-glass flag-planting with drawing top-shelf architects, their designs, & actual commissions to NYC again, we get excited and usually it's an N.O. piece that kick-starts the convo. The last 2 have dealt with buildings on that soon-to-be-stunning (or heartless?) stretch of West Street from Chelsea down thru the Village. Here they are for your reading pleasure.

N.O. on Jean Nouvel

N.O. on Frank Gehry