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Originally posted by yeahibelieve
So how did it first evolve; the dark suits and the thick rimmed glasses. They say, "if you have to ask, you will never know." I do not ask for the answer to that question as I already have my own observations and beliefs, but asking you what do you think of the answer to the question. What do you think about the whole idea about conformity and never having to change. The concept of letting the buildings stand out.
Originally posted by Havoc40k
Spiritually empty, indeed... I myself have seen many a building that can only be described as that - a BUILDING... there's a complete and utter lack of any personality, so to say.
I believe it comes down to 99% of all architects being left brain, logical thinkers. The building may look utterly soul-less, but only in that it was created to serve a specific purpose, and that specific design was the most space-efficient for said purpose.
I agree totally, I would LOVE to see more artistic license and emotion being put into ALL buildings. The sad truth, however, is that you would end up with oodles of wasted and unusable space, which costs more to produce, and which most people are unwilling to pay for, just because it serves NO purpose other than pure aesthetics.
Originally posted by Terapin
I work with architects all the time on a wide variety of projects, and have never seen one dressed in black. Kakis an jeans seem more common but there is no dress code that I am aware of.
Seems like a big bag of nothing to me.
Originally posted by Dr Conspire
Can one ask with due respect why 99% or so of buidings in the western world espescially in Australia are hideously spiritually empty travestys?
Are architects C grade Failed Interior designers , of course the answer is no, yet the end result suggests they are but lack the Gay creative Gene.
You may be constrained by budget , but oh God the output is horrendous.
Prince Charles commented quite profusely on the creative and spiritual bankruptcy of Modern British Architecture, he was howled down a sbeing a