Monday, 12 October 2009


Architecture- encompassing everything in the built environment- must at its most fundamental level help meet all the basic human needs. First and foremost it must provide shelter, but good architecture will provide security and privacy, it will facilitate human interaction, consumption, learning, leisure and creation. Finally, it will reflect or provide an identity or culture that can be related to by all its occupants. Only in an environment in which all these criteria are successfully met will society flourish and its true potential realised.

Image: Experimental application of steel.