In this video entitled Building Between, Marlon Blackwell advocates for a kind of regionalism which isn’t as divisive as “regionalism.” As a 24-year resident of Arkansas, he recalls his work and process in a place which he states is both “an environment of natural beauty and a place of real constructed ugliness”—showing the nuanced and self-critical awareness of place beyond the utopian glorification of genius loci which earlier this year earned him the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture.
Marlon Blackwell: The Latest Architecture and News
https://www.archdaily.com/792348/marlon-blackwell-on-working-in-arkansas-and-why-we-should-recreate-strangeness-in-architecture Jan Doroteo
During the 2011 AIA Arkansas Convention I had the chance to meet one of the most influential architects in the state: Marlon Blackwell.
https://www.archdaily.com/210845/ad-interview-marlon-blackwell David Basulto