Do you believe in the architecture you make?
Good architecture transcends money and function. An experience of architecture, whether it is being awed by big form or moved by small detail, by seeing light or feeling space, can make all else unimportant, at least for that moment. Such experiences build up the belief that architecture, in its purest form, is worth striving for.
Conversely, every bad building that we put out erodes the faith that people have in architecture.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
In how we believe in the future effects of our designs, Architecture is an act of faith. By putting trust in architects, patrons exhibit faith in us too. In the coming issue, we explore if this belief is indeed there, from inside and outside the field.