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Is Arcbazar "The Worst Thing to Happen To Architecture Since the Internet Started"?

Is Arcbazar "The Worst Thing to Happen To Architecture Since the Internet Started"?
Is Arcbazar "The Worst Thing to Happen To Architecture Since the Internet Started"?, Crowdsourcing is gaining popularity worldwide, such as in the Strelka Institute's "What Moscow Wants" project, shown here. Image Courtesy of Strelka Institute
Crowdsourcing is gaining popularity worldwide, such as in the Strelka Institute's "What Moscow Wants" project, shown here. Image Courtesy of Strelka Institute

This article on the Orange County Register tackles the sensitive issue of the design crowdsourcing website, Arcbazar, a site described as "the worst thing to happen to architecture since the Internet started." On the one hand, Arcbazar seems to be driving down the earnings of talented designers, and could produce some rather suspect designs. On the other, it offers clients with low budgets access to an international group of designers, when they previously couldn't afford one at all. So, is Arcbazar good or bad for architecture? Read the full article hereto make your own decision.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Is Arcbazar "The Worst Thing to Happen To Architecture Since the Internet Started"?" 28 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/481380/is-arcbazar-the-worst-thing-to-happen-to-architecture-since-the-internet-started/> ISSN 0719-8884
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