People & Architecture
People willingly believe what they want to believe.
Gaius Julius Caesar
We never judge people by the exterior look only.
We listen to their talks, we watch their behavior, we analyze their moral positions.
- Then why we judge architecture by the facades only?
We don’t listen to the project’s atmosphere, we don’t watch building’s functional performance, we don’t analyze plans or details.
And yet we judge…
We hate fake personalities.
We don’t appreciate phony manners, we don’t accept false emotions, we reject imitations and seek for the fresh new ideas.
- Then why we like those fake architectural classics?
We enjoy those phony white-plastic columns, we accept fake details, we promote cheap imitations of the pseudo-classical projects and reject an innovative architectural approach.
Don’t you find it weird?…
We never kill old people.
We know they are weak, we understand they are not always in a perfect shape…
We realize though that beyond their poor physical conditions old people have so many things we can learn from.
- Then why we kill (destroy, demolish, flatten) old buildings?
We know the foundations might be weak, we understand the structural elements are not always in tact…
And yet we don’t realize that beyond some physical deterioration there are so many things we can learn from.
You don’t have to be an architect to feel the architecture.
Just like there’s no necessity of being a shrink in order to figure out people.
All you need is a common sense, adequate principles and a simple understanding… that buildings… just like people have a soul.