Alberto Pérez-Gómez

“Architecture operates in a world driven by technical instrumentality, one that has increased exponentially its possibilities of formal expression. While the media may celebrate perpetual novelty, an architecture of complex top-down geometries generally disregards the necessary relationship of buildings to cultural places and values. Without reflecting such values, architecture appears solipsistic and self-referential: a form of virtuosity only interesting to the initiated. The discursive word, in the form of critical thinking and writing, asking the question why rather than merely how is therefore crucial in our times for a significant architectural praxis. This is not simply a theory as methodology, in the old sense, but a true philosophy of architecture in the tradition of Aristotle’s practical philosophy, one that acknowledges the importance of history, emerging from the issues, values and habits that configure the social world.”


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Registration procedure

Step 1
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Arhitext design Foundation RO 13851971
For RON: RO85 RNCB 0090 0005 4743 0001, opened at BCR Bank – Lipscani branch
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