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"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects

09:30 - 22 May, 2017
"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects, © <a href=''>Flickr user tseedmund</a> licensed under <a href=''>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user tseedmund licensed under CC BY 2.0

Construction is an exercise in frugality and compromise. To see their work realized, architects have to juggle the demands of developers, contractors, clients, engineers—sometimes even governments. The resulting concessions often leave designers with a bruised ego and a dissatisfying architectural result. While these architects always do their best to rectify any problems, some disputes get so heated that the architect feels they have no choice but to walk away from their own work. Here are 6 of the most notable examples:

Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Pali Fekete architects, AMPAS © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Danica O. Kus © <a href=''>Flickr user James Cridland</a> licensed under <a href=''>CC BY 2.0</a> +7

Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects

01:00 - 9 April, 2010
Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    West Hollywood, CA, United States
  • Design Principal

    Zoltan Pali
  • Principal

    Judy Fekete
  • Project Manager

    Anupama Mann
  • Collaborators

    Matt Lunn, Mark Meyer, Yvonne Wong , Jamie Heitner
  • Structural Engineer

    Norman Epstein
  • Mep Engineers

    John Gautrey/ IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Engineers

    Andrea Cochran/ Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects

01:00 - 18 January, 2010
Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects, © John E. Linden
© John E. Linden

© John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Architects

    Studio Pali Fekete architects
  • Project Team

    Zoltan Pali, FAIA, Judit Fekete, Siddhartha Majumdar, Brian Di Maggio, Mark Meyer, Matt Lunn, Yvonne Wong, Gregory Fischer, Richard McNamara
  • Structural Engineer

    John Labib and Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Korn Randloph Landscape Architects
  • Contractor

    William Kent Development Inc.
  • Area

    418.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs