Message - Re: Architecture --- Science Or Art Or Both?!

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Posted by  Harry Pasternak on September 12, 2003 at 07:04:00:

In Reply to:  Re: Architecture --- Science Or Art Or Both?! posted by Mat on September 10, 2003 at 14:54:53:

I would expect that perhaps I haven't explained my question fully - because you all seemed to have missed my point. What I am saying is that architecture is simply not a building. In fact - the actually building is of little consequence compared to the functionality (of what goes on inside the building - in the encapsulated space). And in order to understand how to produce a functional space - one needs to have knowledge of how and why people use space. Hence scientific research is needed in advance of the pen hitting paper. And from my experience schools of architecture spend little or no time on the 'how and why people use space both inside and outside the building'. Consequently, most (99%) of architects design buildings that have little or no relationship to people - just to bricks and motar and the whims (ego) of the architect. Since one of you live in Copenhagen - you are lucky because you can actually go experience what I am referring to. For example, Fiolstraede is a perfect example - of what I am talking about.

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