Ilustration : Ece Gökalp
tomorrow will be a beautiful morning
“However, this morning the sun was the most provacative situation by not to rise. It was obvious that today is going to be tough.”
Is there an architecture everyone takes part in leaving their egos behind?
Even if we notice it or not, architecture gets involved in the city and in our lives. It turns into a phenomenon that assumes power on us. Architecture and a considerable part of the architects embody a power, and create an egocentric atmosphere around us. It establishes its own rules, develops its own language. Architecture; a practice one can get through to first hand if (S)he needs, and not recognized by 90% who are not aware of their needs of it.
People in architecture as a profession see the outside world as a place that should be put in order because despite the precious exceptions, doctrines are communicated as ironclad rules. Thus the ego boosts, they forget for whom they design, to whom they serve and prevent the others from participating by excluding them. Is architecture really this sacred and untouchable?
As we build our own realities, this power is a result of a building process too, it is an illusion balloon that the architecture and architects always keep inflated with their breath. We can fit everything in this balloon and justify it. Such as, the construction of the governments their eminence through architecture, someone’s crazy decisions about the environment , who lives the “spirit” of architecture or the romantic discussions after the demolished buildings… In fact, wouldn’t the architecture be better by participation and the common mind?
“I know the best” quote of architecture, decides how people should live and what they should do. However the city changes everytime, as people do. How accurate can be to approach to the city by rational hard science methods? But this kind of methods are favourite hobbies of architects with small pens relative to their own size.