John Portman’s America – SURFACE

Photographer Iwan Baan captures the human side of the architect’s work. Source: John Portman’s America – SURFACE Magazine At 92, many architects would be satisfied with a standard monograph filled with glossy pages and archival images. But not John Portman. In Portman’s America & Other Speculations (Lars Müller Publishers), editor Mohsen Mostafavi has instead paired […]

Portman’s America & Other Speculations – Harvard Graduate School of Design Exhibition and Lecture

Exhibition and Lecture at Harvard GSD Boston: Portman’s America & Other Speculations – Harvard Graduate School of Design AUG 28 – OCT 27, 2017 Location: Frances Loeb Library, Harvard GSD Boston Combining the talents of an architect, artist and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects —megastructures—that radically redefined the […]

Out now: Portman’s America: & Other Speculations, edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

Portman’s America & Other Speculations Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi Legendary architect, artist, and developer John Portman, Jr., is recognized for radically reshaping the relationship of architecture to city and citizen. He pioneered the role of architect as developer, and redefined the design and function of the American hotel with his trademark soaring atrium. Source: Out […]