Posted by Gary on January 16, 2003 at 14:24:20:
In Reply to: Itīs just forms posted by Raphael Rodrigues on January 05, 2003 at 15:10:45:
Raphael, you've correctly addressed the real issue: function. I know it's not "fashionable," in these Post-Modern days, to utter the phrase "form follows function" anymore, but it's a concept that still holds true today, possibly more so than ever. When I look at the works of architects such as Frank Gehry, I see an architecture that has become intellectually bankrupt and relies on childish whimsy to hide the fact that the designer has no respect for his client and his client's needs. If the job of the architect is to satisfy his client's needs by, first and foremost, providing him with a useful and functional building, then it is the client's needs and the functions that derive from those needs that should drive the ultimate form the building takes. Just the opinion of an old Modernist.
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