The Future of Architecture: 5 Images

author: Leonard Streich, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
published: March 21, 2016,   recorded: February 2016,   views: 1456


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It will tell stories, it will be dense, not everything will be aligned, will be painted, will be as it always was.

The collection shown here is related to what we see in the world and the conclusions we draw from it but it also is an idea of the architecture we would like to create and hope for.

“It will tell stories” means that we would like architecture to be telling of its functions, as in the image by David Goldblatt that captures the hand-smoothed materiality of the clay wall, but also the simple bag that (maybe) is structural and carries the wight of the roof. “It will be dense” is to us a logical conclusion of a finite world but also carries the promise of a much grater overlay of nature, city and functions. “Not everything will be aligned” is a call for highly specific designs as much as an observation of immediacy and hyper individuality that prevails in the ever growing informal habitat. “It will be painted” because it is a simple, efficient and cheap way of beautification as in this bread closet from the late 17th century. “It will be as it always was” because people will be people.

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