The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
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The essentially unchangeable established order of things slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely.
We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
Builders eventually took advantage of the look of modernism to build cheaply and carelessly.
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