Architecture & the Love of Imperfection


The imperfect has a certain charm to it. A rugged brick wall, faded paint, buildings that have visible defects – not because no one cares, but because time has done its thing and left its mark. It stands as a testimony to the history of the building, as well as to the people who have shared their lives within its walls. It has not been discarded and demolished, but continues … Continue reading

Modern Architecture – The Imperfect Argument

The Garden Wall

“No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.” John Ruskin From the moment a building is inaugurated and put into use it begins to age. Therefore it is decisive for its success how it bears its flaws – because the flaws will indeed come! The flawless ideal A brand new flawless building is beautiful and fascinating for sure, with the freshness that looks good on cover pages. However, … Continue reading

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