Posted by snail on November 19, 2002 at 16:04:13:
In Reply to: Architecture + behavioural science = world peace? posted by claustrophobic on November 19, 2002 at 09:56:57:
i used to think that architecture was such a powerful force, that it was creating the world around us, our environment. but im more inclinded to think now that it is this superiority that has resulted in such problems of detachment in the world from the people who live in it. streets no longer belong to the people who walk up them, everything has been industrialised. is this detachment a reflection on the world we live in. so streamlined so simplified and controlled. should architecture not be a creation of complete unison with those who will live it, experience it and hopefully make it their own. and so i would think that new architecture should be a reaction to the people of this world .and not just a category of people but real individual people. because is the real problem that people just dont care anymore,everyone has their own insular world ,to create life you need people.
the berkley merit essay from last year describes this topic quite well