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Ethics and architecture: Where do you draw the line?


Firstly, I concur with Piers Taylor's comments completely, and disagree with the statement about 'architects are free to design whatever their personal artistic urge leads them too'. What about planners, clients and budgets? Artists may have this kind of freedom but architects do no, and do not want it. Architecture has always been the art of compromise. Most architects want to please their client/s not themselves. Some of the best social housing was designed by public sector architects - spacious, well designed and enjoyed by their residents, because the architects took the trouble to understand what people wanted.

Posted date

1 October, 2015

Posted time

2:57 pm