How to Rebuild Architecture
Steven Bingler and Martin C. Pedersen have the answer to Rebuild(ing) Architecture (Practice). In an opinion piece published yesterday in the New York Times they call-out the current state of affairs between the architect’s and the public:
Architecture’s disconnect is both physical and spiritual. We’re attempting to sell the public building and neighborhoods they don’t particularly want, in a language they don’t understand.
Their critique of the profession is a valid, and it is worthwhile to consider what we can create if we can rid ourselves of Archispeak and focus on what really matters. How can we hone our skills, as architects, to reconnect the built environment with the everyday user? If we can overcome this design challenge, we will inevitably find a shift of perspective and awareness of the value that architects add through design for their client partners.