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The Week, Objectified: Calatrava Needs More Money, Zaha Hates on Misogyny, and Other Object Lessons

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So another week has gone by, and now you’re sitting on the couch with a bowl of soggy cereal wondering what just happened. Fret not, because now you can tune in every Saturday for a short and sweet recap of the week in Object Lessons. Without further ado, here goes the inaugural post of The Week, Objectified!

- Funding troubles arise for Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center PATH Hub, and it’s starting to look like this prickly construction won’t be up and running anytime soon.

- Dame Zaha Hadid found time to pen a critique on gender inequality in the architecture industry, and we took the time to analyze if she’s telling us anything we didn’t already know about architecture and misogyny.

- Philadelphia’s brutalist police station, nicknamed the Roundhouse, might be a little too brutal for its own good right now. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s not too early to rally for its preservation.

- Is design an art or a science? Probably both, but a New York Times article posits that it’s more science than we think, and we might all be conditioned from birth to love Jackson Pollock.

- Apple designer¬†Jonathan Ive made a cameo appearance on British children’s show “Blue Peter,” where he watched three children (on an iPad Mini) present ideas for a new hybrid backpack concept and staged the most adorable design crit we’ve ever seen on YouTube.

- Austro-Australian modernist Harry Seidler finally gets his day in the sun with a traveling exhibition spotlighting the architect who brought the Bauhaus down under.

Image: Harry Seidler’s Julian Rose House in Sydney / Original photo: Max Dupain

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