The architecture of modernist myopia, and the antidote8:47 PM Sun, Oct 09, 2011 | Permalink
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This essay by Nikos Salingaros and Michael Mehaffy explains why modern architects might as well not have ears, let alone eyes - eyes they definitely do not have - and what is to be done about it. Click the link here.
Here is the summary of what they have written:
We highlight a little-understood cognitive phenomenon that may play a key role in the maladaptive failures of the modern human environment. There are implications for our future ability to integrate built environments into sustainable ecosystems. By discussing vision we mean how architects interpret what they see in front of them, not the brave new world they envision populated with their own designs.
Yes, that sounds dry and academic, but don't be fooled. Their essay packs a punch, and its punch is backed by science.