Posted by Harry Pasternak on August 17, 2003 at 06:44:50:
In Reply to: Re: Definition Of Architect posted by Mat on August 16, 2003 at 16:21:06:
"Architecture is more than pandering to the whims of its clients/users. Imagine what the result would be if it were!!! Think of how bad our cities would be if architects didnt stand up for what they belive in."
That's the point that Erskine and others architects are making (including architect Jan Gehl) - that most cities are dying because most (99%) architects pander to the whims of land speculators.
Architect Jan Gehl just addressed the USA Mayors Association and calls what architects do in 99% of cities around the wortld as "dog shit pile" planning and development - whereby architects (under the direction of land speculators) - plop buildings down in a "willy-nilly" style - without any reference to what the average person needs for a livable city.
So architects who do the latter can't love people -just love money and power or are simply un-educated.
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