Posted by Kintense on February 28, 2003 at 08:39:03:
In Reply to: Architecture + behavioural science = world peace? posted by claustrophobic on November 19, 2002 at 09:56:57:
What is the importance of the built environment if it is so dissociated from its inhabitants? So much emphasis is placed on technology, form etc which has resulted in people being conformed to buildings and not the building designed for people.
The buildings determine how you live, move, occupy and behave in it instead of the other way round. The concept of comfort and habitability is no longer what it was, there are now 'modern' vocabulary and 'technical' definitions to it. I wonder what happened to public participation, contributing to what they want their environment to be. Can we then say that architecture has failed in this sense? Perhaps behavioural science has an answer.
As for world peace, i would look at the immediate should there be a way of fashioning a change, then a contribution has been made to the whole, albeit little.