Posted by Zee on September 15, 2003 at 04:49:38:
In Reply to: Re: Architecture --- Science Or Art Or Both?! posted by Donald on September 12, 2003 at 12:58:17:
Yeah, I agree, u should give more credits to the architects and also the schools out there. Though I'm already a forth year student, I'm still undergoing huge amount of stress trying to cope with the problems of function VS form. Last semester, I was told by a lecturer that if a house can't function properly, no matter how nice it looks on the outside, within a few months, chances are, the clients will start complaining and move out... Whereas if the house is ugly yet comfortable and functionable, the clients are not likely to move... The Farnsworth house is a good example, its beautiful but I don't think anyone would like to live in there permanently... Therefore, I don't think schools lack the focus on the 'science' factor of architecture nowadays because I'm still struggling... However, I'm not saying that designers should focus on simply the function when designing. I believe 'design' should incorporate both the art and science of a building... Other than the functional aspect, a building can be a piece of art... It can capture a person's soul and give different meanings to each individuals... It can be an expression from the designer/artist which when being glanced upon, generates feelings from those who took the time to look...
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