„Ten sam typ myślenia, który w literaturze produkuje źle skomponowane powieści i nudne sztuki, w architekturze powoduje rany widoczne nawet z kosmosu. Zła architektura jest zamrożoną pomyłką zapisaną dużymi literami.” (Same type of thinking which in literature produces badly written novels and boring plays, in architecture causes wounds seen from the Universe. Bad architecture is a frozen mistake written with capital letters.)
Ugly and old districts are known as ones that never change. Revitalisations are useless because how we are supposed to change something which functions on its own? Maybe not in a representative way, but the life goes on, step by step and it isn’t even that bad. Upstanding visions of architects are crushing on a wall of reality. Maybe there is no need to change anything?
„Architecture isn’t just about creating new buildings, sometimes it’s about retuning what’s already there.” John Pawson
Buildings, as anything else, after some time become out-of-date. It can happen in spectacular organic way, when mould and fungus absorb human-made product, but it can be less poetic, when there is lack of money. Or intentions. Or both. Then a problem appears which is bigger in scale than a dilemma if we already need to bin our smelly cheese.
„I don’t think any man can actually compete with her. If we can eliminate the practice of talking about female architects, it would be the greatest tribute we could give her.” Eva Jiřičná
Building a church we have to deal with bending the space-time – in such case we not only like well-known melodies, but we consider them as the only right ones, the rest is heretical, diabolic, yuck yuck! The problem with the vision of sacral object is inseparably conneted with modernizing religions issue which, as we all know, is still in preparation phase. How to satisfy thousands of customers not being a stylistic cheater? Such doubts Shakespeare summarises with a sentence: that is the question.