Nikos A. Salingaros
For well above half a century, most new buildings delivered by architects to owners have had extremely poor spaces, both inside and out.
I blame this sad state of affairs on the criteria used for the critical evaluation of the built environment. Buildings that are expected to inspire other architects and evolve new building practices are assessed in the design media as well as in academia as the latest fashions in form. It’s hard to see them as major advancements in the art and science of creating human habitation. Excited write-ups and the latest round of design awards praise buildings seemingly intended to induce the greatest level of personal anxiety by those who use them. All this merely lays the ground for the next round of psychologically debilitating places. Such failures, on the part of academic institutions and professional designers, would not have been tolerated by architects operating in any other age of human history.
Read the Full Opinion HERE >>>> Source:Metropolis Magazine The 21st Century Needs Its Own Paradigm Shift in Architecture – Point of View – October 2015