A Critical Dialogue

Edwin Heathcote 

The problem with interviewing Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio is that they don’t really agree on anything. Scofidio will say something about their early work and Diller will dispute it. And vice versa. I suppose it’s not unusual for a longstanding couple – they are partners in life as well as architecture – so I ask whether it produces any problems. “We usually disagree,” Diller tells me. “It’s the way we work, it’s a format.” For once, Scofidio agrees. “It makes us think,” he says. “Stops us falling back on standard fare.” Diller and Scofidio, it should be said, are not known for standard fare. The format clearly works... [+][+]

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