ruminations about architecture and design

Friday, February 7, 2014

contrived, tacked on, and still a good idea

Architects frequently operate as though they have a better grasp of the future than anyone else. This porch is a good idea--but it's also an afterthought, so it may look a little bit off. The service of architecture, however, is not to the precognitive abilities of the architect, but to the multitudes of end users. The architect will always forget something. The users will have changing needs. The world moves on.

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