Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Juhani Pallasmaa : The Thinking Hand.

“In my view, the task of architecture is to maintain the differentiation and hierarchical and qualitative articulation of existential space. Instead of participating in the process of further speeding up the experience of the world, architecture has to slow down experience, halt time, and defend the natural slowness and diversity of experience. Architecture must defend us against excessive exposure, noise and communication. Finally, the task of architecture is to maintain and defend silence.”
Juhani Pallasmaa : The Thinking Hand.
Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. 2009