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Meaning

It is not about beauty, aesthetic, utility....
architecture is about the organism we are living in

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Towns as paintings

Not every stroke of brush is a piece of art on a canvas, the collectivity of strokes, the composition of them is the Art Work.

Not all the buildings are going to be inspiring, but the town will be if architects will work towards best quality, instead of best money, and if citizens appreciate this rising their expectation.

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Design-led

Design is part of the process to build. How can you give an abstract value to it? how can you prioritize it? I could understand a quality-led process vs a quick design building, but the design, whether thorough or not, is part of the process.

Design-led is alienating the design from the place where it belongs.

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Classic and Modern

Two souls, two heart.

Past and future in a split present.

A warm past, old, loaded of feeling with which compare the present is a difficult challenge.

An uncertain future, light and still shallow.

How to fill new meanings; elaborate past feelings to fill new shapes.

A big architecture challenge

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Shigeru Ban

The Prietzke Prize (one of architecture’s highest honours) awarded to Shigeru Ban is a joy for me not only for the work of Ban, but also because it is the celebration of architecture as a discipline for human beings and the multitude of ways they live in this world. (NY Times report)

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Rome

Rome

I can't move.

Sitting on the steps of an old fountain.

I see old buildings, static mass with people moving in between the gaps.

Blood into veins. Dynamism and staticity.

Movement, expression, colors.

Happening of life observed by the history.

Kids dancing, musician playing, people walking fast, others slowly watching around.

The old city is not disturbed by this touch of precarious life.

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Spaces that create atmosphere

Spaces that create atmosphere, inspire emotional responses. Architecture is a matter of commitment to research into the many levels of human being perception. In the picture: Thermal Baths by Peter Zumthor

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