Posted by Paul Malo on March 29, 2002 at 08:07:02:
In Reply to: old and new architecture posted by mandana on March 28, 2002 at 20:50:34:
This is a subject of great importance--one that is of special interest to me. I'm not sufficiently familiar with your architectual traditions, however, to venture specific recommendations. Generally, however, you need to recognize "Modern" assumptions for what they are--preconceptions that have been instilled by the global culture--and question WHY you should follow precedents popular in other regional sub-cultures. There is nothing sacred about much that is taught in schools, emulating work of architects in western Europe or the US.
Le Corbusier was a great artist, as was Wright--but they were Swiss and American artists. Let's see what an 21st century Iranian architect can add to the world's heritage of great buildings.