Architecture Depends by Jeremy Till

By Jeremy Till

Polemics and reflections on the best way to bridge the distance among what structure really is and what architects wish it to be.

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I started with education because that is where so many of the values that define the profession are first established. The relationship between the profession and education is complex. It is not completely causal—the actions of the academy do not directly influence the profession and the profession does not directly control education. It is messier than this, like the clumsy embrace of two octopuses. The academy at the same time shapes, and is shaped by, the profession and vice versa. Thus while we might not find the autonomy apparent in education played out directly in the profession and practice, we would expect to find it somewhere in the mix.

If a mathematician, Thales and Pythagoras. Those lot are kind of bright. But as architects, whom do we have? ” I got a complaint for that—something to do with political bias—so the next year I changed it to the Labour conference mission statement just to see what would happen, and made an appropriately corporate slide to go with it. No complaints this time, suggesting that the Vitruvian triad is closer to the emollient spin of New Labour’s ordering center. ”9 We have just identified the combination of beauty and order in the Vitruvian legacy.

Is to wipe the slate of human society and human habits clean . . after that the first step will be to sketch in the outline of the social system”11—to Le Corbusier: “A COAT OF WHITEWASH. We would perform a moral act: to love purity! . ”12 In the rush of words, we overlook the o=ensiveness of the association of visual purity with social morality. The three terms beauty, cleanliness, and order form a triangle; in fact a Bermuda triangle that eliminates anything that might threaten its formal (and social) perfection.

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