The Fertile Overlap Of Radical And Reality

The Fertile Overlap Of Radical And Reality
Design
Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 1 june 2009

Inspiring words from the website of Copenhagen super-architects BIG:

Historically the field of architecture has been dominated by 2 opposing extremes. On one side an avant-garde full of crazy ideas. Originating from philosophy, mysticism or a fascination of the formal potential of computer visualizations they are often so detached from reality that they fail to become something other than eccentric curiosities. On the other side there are well organized corporate consultants that build predictable and boring boxes of high standard. Architecture seems to be entrenched in two equally unfertile fronts: Either naively utopian or petrifying pragmatic.

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