Posted by waynes world on December 04, 2002 at 18:43:25:
In Reply to: dzine.. are we going any were posted by amit on December 04, 2002 at 10:16:18:
You seem confused about what architecture is .... and why shouldn't you be. In my opinion architecture has no common body of knowledge, so, how then do we teach it??? At my university, lecturers base their teachings on empiricist ways [ie. looking into the past for answers], looking at precedents .... but architecture is NOT law, and the past may not have any relevance to the present [in architectural terms, of course].
Since most of the influential architects are rationalists [ie. a vision for the future .... neglecting the past] we should think along these lines .... to inspire.
As for your question: "dzine.. are we going any were "
Look at other fields of design [graphic, industrial etc] they base everything on experimentation, if the client doesn't like it then they can go get f#$%ed. But in Architecture when your talking about millions, if not billions, of dollars ... architects seem to not have the balls to do what they want.
So, the answer to your question is: If quaified architects don't have the balls to stand by their designs then 'dzine' will continue in it's mediocre state.
Another confused student