Posted by BRUTUS on September 16, 2002 at 09:56:18:
In Reply to: Re: future WTC :a giant office building-a memorial park or a creative mixture of functionality+spirituality? posted by Paul Malo on September 16, 2002 at 07:09:24:
should we balance the stick from the mid point?
should we have a formal symmetrical balance or an avant -garde asymmetrical balance?
does our role as architects is to sell a fake realistic dream? or the word "realistic dream" is a self contradictory theme?
does creative dreams meant to remain as unbuilt "dreams" ?
is it ethical to sell the ignorant normal observers,(our client) a modern architectural fountain of youth,the magical antidote for a utopian eternal life?
if we obey the realistic pragmatism,did we betray by that our creative instinct,is it all about the everlasting psychological struggle between the Id and Ego?
should we achieve as architects the immoral wittiness of a sales man,to indulge into the world of vicious advertising and consumerism, should we acquire the so-called social skills,is it really a skill?
should we obey and satisfy the needs of a client?
should we bare some of the arrogance of FLW with his (johnson& son)client?
is the architecture of factories is more functional than spiritual?
is the architecture of a religious places is more spiritual than functional?
should we follow the logic of "majority"?
should we do in Rome like the Romans do?
should we follow the blindly public consensus?
Is the public tricked by the media standards and probably artistically misleaded?
should we rearrange,re-educate the aesthetic notion of the public?
should we preach for a new architectural kingdom?
or maybe the new Roman artistical democracy press Barabas over Jesus thru new democratic voting?
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