architecture the art of wasting space beautifully

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architecture the art of wasting space beautifully

Postby Tola » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:31 am

Hello everyone,

need your help with an assignment "ARCHITECTURE IS THE ART OF WASTING SPACE BEAUTIFULLY" discuss thanks.
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Postby Checkpoint43 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:27 pm

Maybe you should change the title to "The art of USING space beautifully".
Unused space is a waste.
It just sounds as if you have the wrong idea about what architecture really is.
Just my humble opinion. :wink:
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Postby innova+e » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:41 pm

Is that the name of the assignment as presented, or the name of your paper as a response to the typical (Architecture Is...) assignment given during first year? Either way, I would recommend challenging the very statement as it promotes quite a subversive viewpoint to the act of successful architectural process. Good luck.
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Postby IGfortyK » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:47 am

Your original quote can be seen as negative towards architecture. For example, a dam may be seen as a beautiful structure to most... towering and sturdy, but to others
it can be seen as having such a negative impact on surroundings and the environment. I guess its just personal interpretation.

hmmmm... Architecture is the art of using negative space positively... my two cents.
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