Aug '08 - May '09
Its so ridiculous the shit people string together to rationalize their designs. I mean, I don' t give a shit if someone has a fucking story as long as they're making good/beautiful buildings that respond to their context.
The architecture community has spent so many years trying to fill the void that stark modernism created that they've started believing their own lies. How are invented stories - rationale - for each design better than the "outdated" historical references of the beaux-arts and neo-classical? They're not.
Fuck referential architecture. Just respond to the goddamed [climactic, landscape, neighbouring] context, and make something beautiful. End of story.
My experiences in Halifax in the Bachelor of Environmental Design program.