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Not sure about the rest of the world, but in the southwest, LA to Phoenix, the modernism of Bauhaus has more sway in contemporary starchitecture than post-modernism.



Because it is more profitable to build identical cookie cutter artifacts.

Postmodernism (in architecture) was an academic reactionary movement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Venturi

[p.s.: This is the seminal critical retort that started it: http://designtheory.fiu.edu/readings/venturi_complexity_comp...]


Though, for interior design, I think that more humanizing post-modern styles tend to be far more pervasive, but as mentioned the buildings don't work super well - Bauhaus did manufacturability right.




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