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Status, Statues, and Statutes: The Issue With Monuments to Flawed Men

This article was originally published on Common Edge.

Monuments, as Alois Riegl pointed out a century ago, are aids to memory. “In memoriam,” the carvings cry out. Though they are almost always tainted with political ideologies and social values, they can stand on their own as works of art, absorbing meanings over millennia. Many that we continue to treasure were once associated with events and practices antithetical to modern mores and taboos: Greek temples were founded on the altars of animal—and, earlier, human—sacrifice; the pyramids were made by slaves; market crosses may have served as flogging posts. There really are no innocent human artifacts dedicated to remembering human acts, as fact or fiction.

T2 Residence / fyc architects

© Rachael Dere© Rachael Dere© Rachael Dere© Rachael Dere+ 15

Richmond, Australia

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan+ 26

Wilson School of Design / KPMB Architects + Public: Architecture + Communication

© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille+ 11

Richmond, Canada

In Progress: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan+ 5

Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects

© Emma Cross© Emma Cross© Emma Cross© Emma Cross+ 20

Bell Street House / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

© Lucy Bock© Lucy Bock© Lucy Bock© Lucy Bock+ 19

Richmond, Australia

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio

© Benjamin Hosking© Benjamin Hosking© Benjamin Hosking© Benjamin Hosking+ 22

Richmond, Australia

8 Burnley Street 'A Place to Live' / SJB

Richmond, Australia
  • Architects: SJB
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Audrey Apartments / Carr Design Group

© Shannon McGrath© Shannon McGrath© Shannon McGrath© Shannon McGrath+ 17

Richmond, Australia

Kew House / Piercy&Company

© Jack Hobhouse© Jack Hobhouse© Jack Hobhouse© Jack Hobhouse+ 18

  • Architects: Piercy&Company
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3960 ft² Area:  3960 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014

Bow House / Edwards Moore

© Fraser Marsden© Fraser Marsden© Fraser Marsden© Fraser Marsden+ 29

VCU Breaks Ground on Steven Holl's Institute of Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground this week on the Markel Center, the building that will house VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Institute is sited at a busy intersection at the edge of the Richmond campus, and will serve as a gateway between city and university. Inspired by the metaphysical idea of multiple timelines occurring simultaneously, the building will have four galleries which can host individual exhibitions at the same time, or link up to host a single, unified show.

Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron / Marks Barfield Architects

© Peter Durant© Peter DurantCourtesy of Marks Barfield Architects© Peter Durant+ 15

The Maze Apartments / CHT Architects

© Christine Francis© Christine Francis© Christine Francis© Christine Francis+ 21

  • Architects: CHT Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4356 Area:  4356
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012

Richmond Firehall No.2 / HCMA

Courtesy of HCMACourtesy of HCMACourtesy of HCMACourtesy of HCMA+ 14

Richmond, Canada

North Fitzroy House /

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape + 14

Richmond, Australia
  • Architects: AM Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  205
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Hue Apartments / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

© John Gollings© John Gollings© John Gollings© John Gollings+ 27

Richmond, Australia