Thursday, February 17, 2011
considering architectural phenomenon
Now, I feel like I duped myself, and am only beginning to think critically. The issue of density, and the car-dominated landscape cannot be explained through dogma or even through casual observation. Nevertheless, when I look around much of our built environment I cannot deny the gut feeling that things are not quite right. I seek refuge nostalgic settings, and other forms of refuge in academic readings and futuristic speculations.
To a greater degree than any other period in history, I remain convinced that we are in a transitional architectural period. The American landscape has a false durability, in fact, it may be at the vanguard of the end of durability as an architectural concept.