Committed to improving the state of the world

Szynalska, Karolina (2012) Committed to improving the state of the world. e-Architect . ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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The Swissness of Swiss architecture resides in its pursuit of perfection, spatial control and political correctness. It has been faithfully consistent with the aesthetic ideals of modernism; unlike constructions in many developed countries which reacted against an unhealthy overdose of the formal orthodoxy of the International Style. Decadent postmodernism has never been fashionable in the homogenised country with the highest wealth per adult in the world. The architecture there has never had to aspire to social change. It did not have to dream about a better future...

Additional Information:The Swissness of Swiss architecture resides in its pursuit of perfection, spatial control and political correctness. It has been faithfully consistent with the aesthetic ideals of modernism; unlike constructions in many developed countries which reacted against an unhealthy overdose of the formal orthodoxy of the International Style. Decadent postmodernism has never been fashionable in the homogenised country with the highest wealth per adult in the world. The architecture there has never had to aspire to social change. It did not have to dream about a better future...
Keywords:Architecture, swiss architecture, bmjtype
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:7376
Deposited On:02 Feb 2013 10:52

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