“YOU ARE MORE”
The 21st century architect must respect the past, live in the present, and anticipate the future.
In the early 1900s the modern trend focused on architectural design techniques that would break the previous styles. Architectural design that is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated. The “Less is more” minimalist ideology had been the revolutionary advancement in architecture of the time. However, the consequence was impersonalised and repetitious buildings in our cities.
Today, we focus on the context of the site whilst considering the function of the users. We develop guidelines and constraints that let the architect develop a project. Consequently, these buildings are generalised towards a user where the inhabitant finds themselves adapting into their constructed spaces rather than the space adapting to them.
THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE LIES WITHIN YOU!
Architects, trade workers, and actors must design together to reach an economically, socially, and ecologically optimised architecture otherwise stated: “you are more”. By empowering the elements that touch the project, the role of the architect is changed into a translator of all the direct needs and constraints into architecture. The result will be uniquely sculpted spaces adapted to the site and the actors within the project.
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
– George Bernard Shaw