'Ponte City' - Mikhael SubotzkyRead More
We often think how things are structured, right? Looking around us, we notice buildings, rose before our eyes in a couple of months (that actually seems a couple of days) unaware that there is an actual structure behind them, beneath them. Exactly like our culture, our education, our thoughts. We have been build up following a structure. The structured architecture of our lives.
But what are buildings made for? In a conceptual matter of fact, they're made for protecting us, giving us a shelter, a place, a space. Is it too presumptuous to say that buildings are an architectural show-off? There's nothing behind, no concept, no context, no make-our-lives-better sort of thing. They're just a competition between space - spare space - and appearence. May I disagree on this? Even buildings, like works of art, have a soul, a disgraceful soul sometimes but still a soul.
Buildings are like trees: solid and majestic structures; upright, untouchable, apparently unaware of what's going on around them. Or are they nothing but cages?
Buildings are the trees of the future. In these days, human being is aiming to build taller and taller, higher and higher to satisfy something we cannot explain. I don't even know what are the reasons of all this constructing. But I am still pretty sure that one time, long time ago, buildings had a soul.