Architecture with Adjaye
Last month marked World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam where renowned architect David Adjaye was not afraid to speak his mind on his thoughts about the attitude towards architecture today. Declaring that architects should get a lot more credit when it comes to the development of our world’s cities, he thinks that money is bringing a negative effect upon this section of the creative industry: “Billion-pound projects are perverting architecture…architects should be champions for the cities they build projects in.”
During his keynote speech, Adjaye radiated his passion for architecture and disclosed how money and wealth has completely changed the way architecture should be perceived and arguably, has made it a less significant factor in the regeneration of an area: “Money has totally corrupted the ability to make a meaningful form…it’s all about money now. Architecture in the west is absurdly expensive – projects cost billions and it’s crazy.”
The architect-extraordinaire went on to say that those in his field need to take it upon themselves to make sure that their buildings offer something back to the people that will using them rather than just accomplishing a brief given to them by a client.
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