Kicked a Project Lately?

Essay on architectural criticism in the school of architecture.

The title of this essay rephrases Kicked a Building Lately? the 1973 book written by the late architectural critic Ada-Louise Huxtable. It aims to offer observations found in today’s architectural criticism in the school of architecture, particularly through the lens of Hong Kong where I currently teach. Kicked a Project Lately? is meant to illustrate the idiosyncrasy and  nuanced exchanges that occur between the studio instructor, the guest critic, the student, and the audience during the design review.