The Builders of a New World

There is ( in my opinion) just a rare amount of other jobs out there which have such a high impact on society and the environment as the one of the architect – They are the designers of our world and that was and is so and will probably always start so. You could say that they have so much power over us through their creations that they are god-like.

Geodesic Dome City (1968) – Buckminster Fuller

Kisho Kurokawa Nakagin Capsule 1972

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I mean through the way they design something, they control or led a huge part of our lives; where we eat, sit, work, walk, where the kitchen is located of if there is space or not for another chair. It seem to be ridiculous tiny details and we do not think about them, but ‘they’ did and control us in this way. They form the world as they imagine Denise Scott Brown said once ‘architects can’t force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive”
However, during the early and then late-mid 20s century the movement was more than noticeable, in the desperate need of living spaces after the war architects became the constructors of the world. Architects such as Corbusier or Gropius changes the image of cities – they build a new society. But the real boom years where after the second World War – Buildings where new invented. There was so much space, so many possibilities and the wish for a better world. But then the space was filled and the plans remained on paper, and so more and more fantastic, utopian megastructures depicting imaginary worlds stayed fiction for forever.

 

References

Jahsonic (no date) Visionary architecture. Available at: http://contemporaryjapaneseart.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/utopian-modernity.html (Accessed: 24.01.2017)

Rendzner, M. (2011)  architecture: utopian modernity. Available at: http://www.jahsonic.com/VisionaryArchitecture.html (Accessed: 24.01.2017)

Tamas, A. (2011) Interview: Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown. Available at: http://www.archdaily.com/130389/interview-robert-venturi-denise-scott-brown-by-andrea-tamas/ (Accessed: 24.01.2017)

 

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