Distinguishes between two different systems of shaping the world; according to the first, architecture focuses on the structure of adaptation, subtleties, and finesse. According to the second, architecture should be concerned with efficiency and aspects such as size, speed, and profit. This “business-as-usual” system is incapable of creating the kind of environment that is able to genuinely support the emotional, whole-making side of human life. Calls for a new architecture that we – both as world-wide civilization and individual people and cultures – can create, using new processes that allow us to build places of human energy and beauty; also outlines nine new ways of working in planning, design and construction.
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