what’s the time?

what’s the time?

cgrecord:

University of Aberdeen New Library, Aberdeen, Scotland

cgrecord:

University of Aberdeen New Library, Aberdeen, Scotland

Archive of Affinities: Architects have to stop thinking in terms of buildings only.

archiveofaffinities:

Architects have to stop thinking in terms of buildings only. Built and physical architecture, freed from the technological limitations of the past, will more intensely work with spatial qualities as well as the psychological ones. The process of erection will get a new meaning, spaces will have more consciously have haptic, optic and acoustic properties. A true architecture of our time will have to redefine itself and to expand its means. Many areas outside traditional building will enter the realm of architecture, as architecture and “architects” will have to enter new fields. All are architects. Everything is architecture. 

-Hans Hollein, 1966

why is this a feasible concept?

everything you see today around you was at one point just an idea in someone’s mind.

the design process is universal and interchangeable not only in the field of visual arts, but its essence is applicable to any chosen field.

in its most abstract form, it’s a two step process:
inspiration -> reaction.

it’s the oscillation between what you already know, and what lies just in the next second ahead of you.

searching and finding the relatedness of any two fields of study helps in learning their differences and defining their different contexts; at the same time the similarities stand out so much clearer.