Hesitantly, I walk out of my front door… Architecture, once a form of art is now nothing more than a phrase to describe the mere function and existence of a building. We build buildings because they need to be built and for no other reason. Winston Churchill says:
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”.
We are caught in a perpetual cycle of building for function and the presence of art is lost in our surroundings. We no longer care or know how to take care of the places we inhabit. Alain De Botton says:
“Belief in the significance of architecture is premised on the notion that we are, for better or for worse, different people in different places – and on the conviction that it is architecture’s task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be”.