Posted by Paul Malo on March 08, 2002 at 06:54:59:
In Reply to: Re: Sirs,can u please........ posted by jose on March 07, 2002 at 21:36:16:
You're getting close, but when you say "a form that we like" you are "begging the question," rather than anwering it. The question is WHY we like one form better than another. What's the answer? One form MEANS something more to us than other. It SAYS something, It has an INTENTION.
We UNDERSTAND why it is the way it is.
In other words, we grasp the "concept."
In my view, much that we see today passing for architecture is "meaningless," with no "concept" that I can grasp. Of course, I (not the designer) may by stupid, and it may be in failure, not to understand why the form is the way it is. But much new work that seems merely odd or bizarre seems to have little intention beyond shocking or astonishing the observer --like the Gehry project recently posted.
Architecture is more than fooling around to come up the crazy forms that no one has ever seen. That's why your design critics ask you about your "concept."