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    Architecture that works

    David Zeibin
    Oct 14, '04 2:18 AM EST

    I've been having a bit of an internal struggle between architecture as art and architecture as manifestation of purpose (i.e. form follows function, etc). When asked where my interest in architecture lies, I find myself responding, I want to make architecture that works. It's kind of a vague construct - something that works – but it's the best way I can describe it. It's an architecture that makes sense, that is imbued with intention but also responds in kind to its users. In that sense, it's a plastic architecture that becomes whatever you want it to be, does whatever you want it to. It just works.

    Thoughts? What kind of architecture do you make?


    • david basulto

      im lost on that...
      my studio project this semester is like weird on its function as a metropolitan library, but has some potent ideas about linking river-park, exploding the program, and such...and i know it will never be built....
      but i rather do that, than doing a common building that will work 100%. maybe there's a way of mixing that, but hey... that makes you a master in architecture :)

      Oct 14, 04 12:34 pm  · 

      an idea is not an idea unless it works - louis kahn

      Oct 14, 04 12:35 pm  · 

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