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Posted by  aaron on September 18, 2003 at 01:27:44:

In Reply to:  Re: what is architecture? posted by Brian Parker on September 18, 2003 at 00:48:17:

Greetings Brian,

I doubt one could really add to what you've said. You've hammered it right on the nail. Your definition is thoughtfully comprehensive and veritable. The quote by Mies sums it up really nicely, in regards to architecture being a reflection of the state of humanity. This could not be any more true, especially it being an instrument of social change.

Apart from the design considerations, articulations, structures, construction,etc,(these are of high importance of course) I guess the most pertinent question would be how do we successfully employ architecture to its full effect it terms of a social change, one which i would like to think of as an improvement, guided more by the hand of humanity than of purely machines, industry....

We could go on and on about what to change, in turn involving a wide spectrum of sciences, philosophy, 'religion' etc.... so lets not. Lets hope we attempt to reshape our surroundings in hope of a better vision, instead of blatent 'ornamentation' or arid intellectualism, which now comes in a myriad of eyecatching styles,forms and theories...

Again kudos to you for a great answer.


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