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Lack of Balance in Contemporary Architecture
A discussion on the general lack of balance in contemporary architecture.
# 138832 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Architecture (Modern)


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As most students are well-aware, architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Unfortunately, too few architects, it seems, are able to find a balance between the practical science of building structures and the aesthetics of crafting art on a large-scale. As a result, the majority of architects in the present age exhibit too much imagination but too little practicality or too little vision - and end up producing buildings that are dull and uninspiring. With that in mind, the next few pages will look at two well-established architects who both try, but fail, to seamlessly integrate the aesthetic and the practical (the "science" of architecture) and who both fail - one (Thom Mayne) more so than the other - to incorporate the natural environment into their work. In the end, finding that perfect symmetry has mostly eluded contemporary architects.

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"As most students are well-aware, architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Unfortunately, too few architects, it seems, are able to find a balance between the practical science of building structures and the aesthetics of crafting art on a large-scale. As a result, the majority of architects in the present age exhibit too much imagination but too little practicality or too little vision - and end up producing buildings that are dull and uninspiring. With that in mind, the next few pages will look at two well-established architects who both try, but fail, to seamlessly..."

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