Message - Re: E-Home.....the new mode of living?

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Posted by  Richard Haut on November 21, 2002 at 15:30:48:

In Reply to:  Re: E-Home.....the new mode of living? posted by Per Corell on November 21, 2002 at 11:25:25:

there was a competition down here a while ago for a school. Three architects had produced schemes and models.

The local authority used the models with descriptions to explain to ordinary people why the architects had each chosen to design in the way that they had, and how this would affect the teaching and the daily life for children using the school.

The point is that a physical model is often very important for this (and in French competitions is often paid for separately).

In my (limited) experience of boatbuilding, both the designer and the craftsman respect each other, and need each other.

A good architect will also respect a good craftsman.

What is often presented as being amazingly "new" is in fact just novelty for the sake of novelty. It is not innovation - just an attempt to be different.

Architecture cannot be above the laws of nature - it has no meaning. Similarly architecture which ignores the fact that buildings are for people is by definition bad architecture. A boat that thinks that is better than the sea is - what ? The Titanic.

Were I to be unkind about it, I would suggest that those who insist on novelty do not truly understand how to create quality.

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