Message - Re: Relevance of conceptual architecture

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Posted by  Anthony on December 04, 2003 at 12:45:16:

In Reply to:  Re: Relevance of conceptual architecture posted by Donald on December 04, 2003 at 10:09:07:


On a philisophical note, I think Conceptual Architecture can be thought of as separate from part of a process, resulting in a set of working drawings, ready for use in building something. I think the architecture can lose its attachment to the "conceptual idea" by way of mindless repetition ie: Suburban sprawl to the Usonian house, Strip malls to the loggia or portico, or the McMansion to a Palladian Villa, etc.

Point being, the conceptual aspect usually is where we initiate ideas that make us Architects or designers - they may deal with a number of issues, topics or opinions via history, culture, technology, etc. Often, what makes a Conceptual design special can be borrowed from the specific project, and applied (albeit intelligently) to other types of buildings with different programs.

This is what makes Conceptual Architecture most important of all.

Thanks for the topic Sarah.

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