"architecture is a profession trained to put things together, not to take them apart..........
Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements that have been around for over 5.000 years an others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that elements change independently of each other, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns each building into a complex collage of the archaic and the current, the unique and the standard, of mechanical smoothness and bricolage. Only by looking at the elements of architecture inder a microscope can we recognize the cultural preferences, forgotten symbolism, technological advances, mutations triggered by intesifying global exchange, climatic adaptations, political calculations, regulatory requirements, new digital regimes, and, somewhere in the mix, the ideas of the architect that constitutes the practice today......"
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