Posted by Richard Haut on February 21, 2003 at 04:28:10:
In Reply to: Re: Recreate architects' works - your opinion? posted by d on February 20, 2003 at 16:40:23:
isn't it the difference between conservation and pastiche ?
to conserve, or to have appropriate buildings, is logical, but certainly in an example like Port Grimaud, it was completely new but pretended to be what it is not: old. The result is a rather blank stage-set look which gives a feeling of "fake".
it is rather like plastic surgery. For people who have been in accidents, then it is a very important discipline (the architectural equivalent perhaps being many of the eastern European town centres rebuilt after WWII), as distinct from those who have surgery to give a fake image of youth or beauty and which in many cases merely results in an impression of being characterless.
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