Message - Re: Do architects understand "semiotics" as it relates to building design?

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Posted by  Donald on November 26, 2003 at 07:01:32:

In Reply to:  Re: Do architects understand "semiotics" as it relates to building design? posted by Harry Pasternak on November 26, 2003 at 06:28:36:

After reading your statements:
1."That is why most cities, most buildings, most public open spaces done in the past 100 years or so - suck -- suck badly." ....Please explain your feelings on why buildings suck badly, and which project(s) best exemplifies your idea of a "User Freiendly" Building and explain why so.

2. "Architects (and planners) should be forced to return their fees for making buildings,cities, and public open space so USER-UNFRIENDLY"!...Does that mean that every Doctor, Dentist and Medical Practicioner return their fees for every time they inflict pain and undue physical and mental anguish in an unfriendly way on their client?

3. "But very friendly for stupid and greedy and power hungry land speculators"...Again, how friendly are you looking for? Architects have been providing their services for longer than the age of dirt and seems that the world keeps on keeping on...sometimes in a friendly , sometimes not so friendly way. If it weren't for the land speculators you mention, you might be living under a very unfriendly highway in the middle of some unfriendly overpopulated city somewhere in a 3rd world country. Is this the unfriendly "built environment" analogy you are looking for? If so I agree with you.

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