Top 10 Architecture Controversies Of 2012
December 17, 2012
Pharrell Williams’s and Chad Oppenheim’s Ice Cream City accused of copy-catting.
In October, Pharrell Williams and architect Chad Oppenheim released drawings for their ”Ice Cream City,” a new urban fun center in Miami’s rundown Overtown neighborhood. But one of Ice Cream City’s buildings — a large box housing a Target — looked a little too familiar: specifically, like Jakob+MacFarlane‘s Orange Cube in Lyon, France. Both designs were bright orange, had a web-like scrim, and featured a large hole cut from one corner. Oops!