Architecture

Höweler + Yoon Casts Off Traditional Disciplinary Blinders and Looks at the Big Picture — Metropolis

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— by James McCown: In August 2017, Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon were in the midst of designing a memorial on the grounds of the University of Virginia (UVA). The intention was to acknowledge the labor of more than 4,000 slaves who built Thomas Jefferson’s exquisite Rotunda and flanking pavilions, and who toiled at the university from 1817 through the Civil War. The architects were working with historians, faculty, students, and other stakeholders to determine what form the project would take. Then, like a bad dream, a mob of white nationalists descended upon UVA and nearby down- town Charlottesville, wreaking havoc and wielding torches in front of the Rotunda…

Image courtesy of Höweler + Yoon/Stone Fabricator Quarra Stone Company

May 9, 2019

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