When considering the “nature” of architecture today, isn’t it problematic to simply define it as an “artifact” or “artificial environment” that is conceived and constructed specifically for people?
From such a constrained point of view, we’ll find it impossible to resolve any of the widespread problems that face us. Instead, isn’t it necessary that we consider architecture from a broader perspective?
Rather than limiting our understanding of architecture as an environment for people, we need to foster an awareness of contemporary issues that incorporates all aspects of our surroundings.
Thinking beyond the scale and implications of the conventional artificial environments that we find in buildings, landscapes, and urban designs, in this studio we considered an expanded notion of architecture that meets the demands of today’s society.
Joon Hyuk Choe
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