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Posted by  Richard Haut on June 03, 2003 at 11:43:43:

In Reply to:  Re: What will society be like in the future so we know what we need to design? posted by Ruud van Heyningen on June 03, 2003 at 09:01:47:


"Architecture is the art of prediction"

not only is it the art of prediction, it cannot be anything else. If an architect designs a house to be exactly as it was in the 1950's and says that that is what people want, it is just a much a prediction as an architect who decides that a house should not look like any house seen before.

Even the restoration of an old building is a prediction, the nature of the restoration, the way that the building will be viewed and used still require prediction.

It is an art for the future - and cannot be anything else.

 
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